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Michael Gold
Michael Gold (December 2020)
The People's Writer
Patrick Chura - Author

An authoritative biography of the dean of American proletarian writers during the interwar years.

Jewish American Communist writer and cultural figure Michael Gold (1893–1967) was a key progressive author of his generation, yet today his work is too often forgotten. A novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, journalist, and editor, Gold was the leading advocate of leftist, proletaria...(Read More)
 
 
Since 1948
Since 1948 (October 2020)
Israeli Literature in the Making
Nancy E. Berg - Editor
Naomi B. Sokoloff - Editor

A portrait of Israeli literature in its full transnational and multilingual complexity.

Toward the end of the twentieth century, an unprecedented surge of writing altered the Israeli literary scene in profound ways. As fresh creative voices and multiple languages vied for recognition, diversity replaced consensus. Genres once accorded lower status—such as the graphic novel and sci...(Read More)
 
 
Off the Derech
Off the Derech (August 2020)
Leaving Orthodox Judaism
Ezra Cappell - Editor
Jessica Lang - Editor

Combines powerful first-person accounts with incisive scholarly analysis to understand the phenomenon of ultra-Orthodox Jews who leave their insular communities and venture into the wider world.

In recent years, many formerly ultra-Orthodox Jews have documented leaving their communities in published stories, films, and memoirs. This movement is often identified as “off the derech” (OTD), or off the path, with ...(Read More)
 
 
The Struggle for Understanding
The Struggle for Understanding (August 2019)
Elie Wiesel's Literary Works
Victoria Nesfield - Editor
Philip Smith - Editor

An in-depth look at Elie Wiesel’s writings, from his earliest works to his final novels.

Elie Wiesel (1928–2016) was one of the most important literary voices to emerge from the Holocaust. The Nazis took the lives of most of his family, destroyed the community in which he was raised, and subjected him to ghettoization, imprisonment in Auschwitz and Buchenwald, and a death march. It is remarkable not only that Wiesel ...(Read More)
 
 
Possessed Voices
Possessed Voices (July 2019)
Aural Remains from Modernist Hebrew Theater
Ruthie Abeliovich - Author

Analyzes audio recordings of interwar Hebrew plays, providing a new model for the use of sound in theater studies.

Possessed Voices tells the intriguing story of a largely unknown collection of audio recordings, a valuable tool for understanding historical theater, which preserve performances of modernist interwar Hebrew plays. Seldom used in scholarship, Ruthie Abeliovich focuses on four recordings: a 1931 recording of <...(Read More)
 
 
An Archive of the Catastrophe
An Archive of the Catastrophe (June 2019)
The Unused Footage of Claude Lanzmann's Shoah
Jennifer Cazenave - Author

Honorable Mention 2020 Best First Book Award - Society for Cinema & Media Studies

Comprehensive analysis of 220 hours of outtakes that impels us to reexamine our assumptions about a crucial Holocaust documentary.

Claude Lanzmann’s 1985 magnum opus, Shoah, is a canonical documentary on the Holocaust—and in film history. Over the c...(Read More)
 
 
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 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 Yiddis...(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)
 
 
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)
 
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