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New Directions in Jewish American and Holocaust Literatures
New Directions in Jewish American and Holocaust Literatures (March 2019)
Reading and Teaching
Victoria Aarons - Editor
Holli Levitsky - Editor

Surveys the current state of Jewish American and Holocaust literatures as well as approaches to teaching them.

What does it mean to read, and to teach, Jewish American and Holocaust literatures in the early decades of the twenty-first century? New directions and new forms of expression have emerged, both in the invention of narratives and in the methodologies and discursive approaches taken toward these texts. The premise of th...(Read More)
 
 
The First Zionist Congress
The First Zionist Congress (March 2019)
An Annotated Translation of the Proceedings
Michael J. Reimer - Translated and with an introduction by

An indispensable primary source in the history of Zionism.

The First Zionist Congress, held in Basel, Switzerland, in August 1897, was arguably the most significant Jewish assembly since antiquity. Its delegates surveyed the situation of Jews at the end of the nineteenth century, analyzed cultural and economic issues facing them, defined the program of Zionism, created an organization for planning and decision-making, and coale...(Read More)
 
 
The Full Pomegranate
The Full Pomegranate (January 2019)
Poems of Avrom Sutzkever
Avrom Sutzkever - Author
Richard J. Fein - Selected and translated by
Justin Cammy - Introduction

Translations of selected poems by the Yiddish writer, covering the entire breadth of his career.

Yiddish writer Avrom Sutzkever (1913–2010) was described by the New York Times as “the greatest poet of the Holocaust.” Born in present-day Belarus, Sutzkever spent his childhood as a war refugee in Siberia, returned to Poland to participate in the interwar flourishing of Yiddish culture, was confined to the...(Read More)
 
 
Queer Expectations
Queer Expectations (December 2018)
A Genealogy of Jewish Women's Poetry
Zohar Weiman-Kelman - Author

Examines how Jewish women have used poetry to challenge their historical limitations while rewriting their potential futures.

Jewish women have had a fraught relationship with history, struggling for inclusion while resisting their limited role as (re)producers of the future. In Queer Expectations, Zohar Weiman-Kelman shows how Jewish women writers turned to poetry to write new histories, developing “queer expectancy&rdq...(Read More)
 
 
On Self-Translation
On Self-Translation (November 2018)
Meditations on Language
Ilan Stavans - Author

A fascinating collection of essays and conversations on the changing nature of language.

From award-winning, internationally known scholar and translator Ilan Stavans comes On Self-Translation,a collection of essays and conversations on language in its multifaceted forms. Stavans discusses the way syntax is being restructured by texting and other technologies. He examines how the alphabet itself is being forgotten by the young...(Read More)
 
 
Signatures of Struggle
Signatures of Struggle (October 2018)
The Figuration of Collectivity in Israeli Fiction
Oded Nir - Author

A Marxist history of Israeli literature, tracing the relations between economic, social, and aesthetic transformations.

Signatures of Struggle
offers a unique perspective on Israeli literature, bringing Marxist cultural critique to bear on a field from which it has hitherto been absent. Oded Nir moves beyond the dominant interpretive horizon of Israeli literary criticism: the relation of literature to national ideology. Rather th...(Read More)
 
 
Storytelling
Storytelling (October 2018)
The Destruction of the Inalienable in the Age of the Holocaust
Rodolphe Gasché - Author

An innovative philosophical meditation on the muteness of Holocaust survivors and the human faculty of storytelling.

In Storytelling, Rodolphe Gasché reexamines the muteness of Holocaust survivors, that is, their inability to tell their stories. This phenomenon has not been explained up to now without reducing the violence of the events to which survivors were subjected, on the one hand, and diminishing the specif...(Read More)
 
 
Years I Walked at Your Side
Years I Walked at Your Side (October 2018)
Selected Poems
Mordechai Geldman - Author
Tsipi Keller - Translator

The first book-length collection in English of this major Israeli poet.

from “At Your Side”

Years I walked at your side
like our prophet Isaiah
barefoot naked and bare
I will put on no cover
until you see me
until you recognize an other
one person
at least
and so know yourself as well

Mordechai Geldman came of age as a poet in the seventies, an auspicious and transformative time in th...(Read More)
 
 
Congress and Diaspora Politics
Congress and Diaspora Politics (September 2018)
The Influence of Ethnic and Foreign Lobbying
James A. Thurber - Editor
Colton C. Campbell - Editor
David A. Dulio - Editor

Studies the impact of lobbying efforts by domestic ethnic groups and foreign governments on US policymaking.

Congress and Diaspora Politics examines the impact of lobbying efforts by domestic ethnic groups and foreign governments on US policymaking. Over time, the number and variety of ethnic groups have grown, and foreign governments have increasingly turned to professional lobbyists rather than relying on their diplomatic co...(Read More)
 
 
The Pen Confronts the Sword
The Pen Confronts the Sword (September 2018)
Exiled German Scholars Challenge Nazism
Avihu Zakai - Author

Demonstrates how four books by dissident German intellectuals served as a rebuke to the Nazi regime.

During 1942, the decisive battles of Stalingrad and El Alamein raged and the Nazi genocide was at its lethal peak. The Pen Confronts the Sword examines the shared motives behind four remarkable texts German exiles began writing that year: Thomas Mann’s Doctor Faustus (1947); Ernst Cassirer’s The Myth o...(Read More)
 
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