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How did our modern concept of love evolve? It traveled from classical Greece to chivalry in the Middle Ages, Shakespeare, and the metaphysical poets, but it is solidly grounded in various books of the Bible. Award-winning scholar Ilan Stavans takes us through a historical--and linguistic--tour, grounding his exploration of divine and human love in the Torah.

About the speaker
llan Stavans is Lewis-Sebring Professor of Humanities, Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College, the publisher of Restless Books, and a consultant to the Oxford English Dictionary. His many books include On Borrowed Words, How Yiddish Changed America and How America Changed Yiddish, Popol Vuh: A Retelling, and The People's Tongue. Translated into twenty languages and the recipient of numerous awards and honors, his work has been adapted into film, TV, theater, and radio.

About the Fischmann Family Distinguished Lecture
The Fischmann Family Distinguished Lecture is an annual event hosted by the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts and the Jewish Studies Program at Loyola Marymount University. It is made possible by the generosity of the Fischmann family.


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