Brandeis University Press

The Mandel Lectures in the Humanities

The Mandel Lectures in the Humanities bring to the Mandel Center for the Humanities each year a prominent scholar who gives a series of three lectures and conducts an informal seminar during his or her stay on campus. The Mandel Lectures are unique in their rotation of disciplines or fields within the humanities and humanistic social sciences: the speakers have ranged from historians to literary critics, from classicists to anthropologists. The published series of books therefore reflects the interdisciplinary mission of the center and the wide range of extraordinary work being done in the humanities today.

Aesthetic Theology and Its Enemies
Judaism in Christian Painting, Poetry, and Politics
The role of Judaism in the formation of Western aesthetics
Nirenberg, David

The Divine Spark of Syracuse

A study of place and creative inspiration
Rowland, Ingrid D.

The Nearest Thing to Life

On the meaning of fiction
Wood, James