Ted Cohen is a Professor in the Department of Philosophy whose research primarily falls in the philosophy of art, with attendant interests in the philosophy of language and the history of the philosophy of art. Among other topics, he has written extensively on philosophical issues concerning metaphor, philosophy and literature, and jokes. Within these broader fields, he has strong interests in Jewish humor and the study of contemporary Israeli authors (in translation), especially Amoz Oz, Meir Shalev, and A. B. Yehoshua. Some sense of Cohen’s interests in these matters, both concerning Jewish humor and the aesthetical appreciation of Biblical texts, can be found in his books Jokes and Thinking of Others.
- 2014-15 Graduate Student-Organized Conference Competition
- 2014 Undergraduate Essay Prizes
- 2014-15 Dissertation Year Fellowship Competition
- Doni Bloomfield on the Maimonides Conference
- Pines' Maimonides Conference – January 19-21, 2014
- Symposium of Judaic and Confucian Ethics at Shandong University December 2013
- Internships "life-changing" for undergraduates
- Joyce Zeger Greenberg establishes a new visiting professorship in Jewish Studies
- JOURNAL: Makom Issue No. 4, Download PDF
- JOURNAL: Makom Issue No. 3, Download PDF
- Haaretz: Sayed Kashua on his visit to Chicago
- AUDIO: Sayed Kashua, "Second Person Singular" March 5, 2013
- AUDIO: Eyal Chowers "Violence and the Hebrew Language: Israel's Inner-struggles"
- AUDIO: Sander Gilman, "Smart Jews and Science: The Science of 'Smartiness' and Jews"
- VIDEO: David Grossman at the Chicago Humanities Festival
- VIDEO: Etgar Keret and Nathan Englander
- AUDIO: Matthew Suriano "Death in the Kingdom of Judah"
- AUDIO: Alvin Rosenfeld, The Gossett Lecture
- AUDIO: Nili Sacher Fox, "Fashion vs. Ideology"
- AUDIO: Marc Michael Epstein, "Birds' Head Revisited"