Taubman Program 3: Robert Alter

January 12, 2020 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone

Robert Alter is a Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley and is the author of more than 20 books on the Hebrew Bible and literature.  In 2018, he published The Hebrew Bible: A Translation with Commentary (W.W. Norton) and among his many other publications are The Art of Biblical Narrative (1981), The Art of Biblical Poetry (1985), Necessary Angels: Tradition and Modernity in Kafka, Benjamin, and Scholem (1991), Imagined Cities: Urban Experience and the Novel (2005), Pen of Iron: American Prose and the King James Bible (2010),  Strong As Death Is Love: Song of Songs Ruth, Ester, Jonah and Daniel: A Translation with Commentary (2015), and The Art of Bible Translation (2019).

Ryan DeCarsky

Ryan is from the Bay Area of California and moved to Santa Barbara in 2016. He earned his BA in Sociology and a custom designed major of American Indian & Indigenous Studies from UCSB in 2019. He also completed two minors, one in Religious Studies and the other in History. He loves working with students to maximize their educational opportunities and working to lower the barriers of higher education.