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2019-20 Theme: Yiddish Matters

Affiliation & Project Titles       

  • Justin Cammy

Smith College

The Yiddish Trace in Contemporary Jewish Fiction and Popular Culture

  • Yaakov Herskovitz

Tel-Aviv University

Bilingualism Reimagined: Yiddish-Hebrew Literature in an Age of Monolingualism

  • Eve Jochnowitz

Workmen's Circle and YIVO

A kosherer top un a kosherer lefl: Yiddish Reactions to Modern Jewish Food Practices

  • Dov-Ber Kerler

Indiana University

By the Wayside: Contemporary Yiddish Poetry and the post-postvernacular

  • Amy Kerner

Brown University

Fragile Inheritance: Yiddish in Buenos Aires, 1930-1970

  • Mikhail Krutikov

University of Michigan

Urban Space in Jewish Literature(s)

  • Jack Kugelmass

University of Florida

Traveling in Yiddish

  • Julian Levinson

University of Michigan

A Translation of Isaiah Spiegel’s flamen fun der erd (Flames from the Earth), an Autobiographical Novel of the Łódź Ghetto

  • Harriet Murav

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Archive of Violence: The Literature of Abandonment and the Russian Civil War (1917-1922)

  • Anita Norich

University of Michigan

Women's Imaginative Prose in Yiddish

  • Hannah Pollin-Galay

Tel-Aviv University

My Foreign Mother Tongue: Khurbn Yiddish and the Cultural Contours of Trauma

  • Eli Rosenblatt

Northwestern University

Enlightening the Skin: Yiddish Culture in the Black Atlantic

  • Karolina Szymaniak

                    University of Wroclaw

                   Entangled Histories of Yiddish Polish Cultural Contacts in the First Half of the

                   20th Century (up to 1948)              

  • Nick Underwood

                    University of California @ Berkeley

                   Plural Jewish Communities: Yiddish Culture and Jewish Migration in Post- 
                  Holocaust France

  • Saul Zaritt

                    Harvard University

                  Yiddish, Translation, and Jewish Language Afterlives: A Taytsh Manifesto