Translating Jewish Cultures
The Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan provides residential fellowships for scholars to conduct research around an annual theme. We are currently accepting applications for the 2020-2021 theme, “Translating Jewish Cultures.”
Applications are encouraged from scholars of all ranks (Ph.D. required) working on translation studies topics pertaining to Jewish cultures across the globe and in different time periods. This Institute year seeks to advance the study of translation writ large by inviting projects that critically engage with the interdisciplinary field of translation studies and explore how recent theoretical developments, informed by postcolonial theory, gender studies, transnationalism, and world literature studies, might stand in dialogue with the study of Jewish translation histories and practices.
The major goal of the Frankel Institute is to provide an intellectually stimulating environment, promote an atmosphere of openness, and encourage constructive criticism. It seeks to advance Jewish Studies globally and considers diversity and pluralism as fundamental characteristics of a public university and emphasizes such principles in all endeavors. Additionally, the Institute offers a broad range of events to the public, including lectures, symposia, art exhibitions, and musical performances.
Applications due October 7, 2019