This study imagines a Sephardic archive not as a physical site that houses the artifacts, texts, and history of a nation-state or Empire, but one that allows us to access those objects (or exposes their absence) and to bring artifacts from different official archives into dialogue in a different, virtual space, thus creating an additional, but not…[Read more]
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Rob Epstein’s The Times of Harvey Milk (USA, 1984) and Gus Van Sant’s Milk (USA,
2008), the two major films that narrate the life and tragically dramatic death of gay
politician and activist Harvey Milk (1930–1978), are widely recognized as part of
the queer cinematic canon but are less often categorized as Jewish films. While…[Read more]
Carol Zuses started the topic Membership Suggestions for 2018 Forum Delegate Election in the discussion Jewish Cultural Studies on MLA Commons 9 months, 1 week ago
The next election for this forum’s Delegate Assembly representative will be held in the fall of 2018, and the forum’s executive committee will take up the matter of nominations for this election when it meets during the January 2018 convention in New York. Though the executive committee is responsible for making nominations, it is required to nom…[Read more]
Sarah P. Casteel started the topic CFP: Jewishness and Postcoloniality in Literature, Culture and Theory in the discussion Jewish Cultural Studies on MLA Commons 1 year ago
<p style=”text-align: center;”>Jewishness and Postcoloniality in Literature, Culture and Theory</p>
<p style=”text-align: center;”>CFP – Special Issue of The Journal of Jewish Identities</p>
<p style=”text-align: center;”>Guest Edited by Sarah Phillips Casteel, Anna Guttman and Isabelle Hesse</p>
Similarities between Jewish and colonial su…[Read more]
This chapter explores the strange intimacies of dis/avowal that obtain between Holocaust studies and postcolonial theory, with particular reference to writing by Aimé Césaire and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak. For all that the Jewish body remains, by and large, unmourned in the canonical texts of postcolonial theory, the Holocaust has, I seek to a…[Read more]
Seeking Membership Suggestions
The next election for this forum’s Delegate Assembly representative will be held in the fall of 2017, and the forum’s executive committee will take up the matter of nominations for this election when it meets during the January 2017 convention in Philadelphia. Though the executive committee is responsible for mak…[Read more]
Kafka’s last short story: Josephine die Saengerin – as translated by Phillip Lundberg. Copyright Free translation as stated on the copyright page of Essential Kafka.
CFP: The Novels of Elie Wiesel
Elie Wiesel has long been a pivotal figure in Holocaust discourse. His book Night was one of the earliest works by a survivor and continues to be a significant point of reference in Holocaust literature. He went on to become an incredibly prolific writer, working in a range of genres. His death in July 2016 invites…[Read more]
Vertov’s early years in film: the Kino-Nedelia newsreels, the work on the agitational trains, the anti-religious propaganda films.
Vertov in 1917, and an investigation of some of his shaping contexts: musical practice, Futurist poetry, early non-fiction filmmaking, and Marxism.
Dziga Vertov’s education during the early years of World War: his changing personal situation as a war refugee, the connections he made at the Institute, the ideas that exerted an influence.
On Dziga Vertov’s early life and the city (Bialystok) and situations in which he grew up.
Daniela Goldfine started the topic Gender and Sexuality in Jewish Latin American Cultural Production in the discussion Jewish Cultural Studies on MLA Commons 2 years, 2 months ago
The editors of a volume titled “Gender and Sexuality in Jewish Latin American Cultural Production” invite proposals from potential contributors. The volume is planned for publication with Lexington Books as part of their Latin American Gender and Sexualities series edited by Carolina Rocha.
Essay proposals should explicitly address issues and…[Read more]
Saul Noam Zaritt started the topic Second Annual Call for Submissions—In geveb: A Journal of Yiddish Studies in the discussion Jewish Cultural Studies on MLA Commons 2 years, 4 months ago
In geveb is pleased to announce its Second Annual Call for Submissions for our Fall 2016 publishing cycle.
In geveb is an open-access digital forum for the publication of peer-reviewed academic articles, the translation and annotation of Yiddish texts, the exchange of pedagogical materials, and a blog of Yiddish cultural life.
In geveb began…[Read more]
This paper examines Anne Michaels’ Fugitive Pieces (2007) in the context of Holocaust literature and historiography. It begins with an introduction to the genre of Holocaust literature and the problematic nature of ‘survivor’ testimony. Michaels’ work is then contextualized within this body of literature. The essay goes on to examine the means t…[Read more]
Argues that the documentary Paper Clips exemplifies the ways in which Holocaust education can unwittingly foster competing victimization narratives between blacks and Jews, sanitize both European and U.S. history, and serve subtle
but pernicious forms of supersessionism.
Elana Hornblass Dushey deposited Tortured Zionism: Messianism, Ambivalence, and Israel in post-Holocaust Jewish American literature in the group CLCS Global Jewish on MLA Commons 2 years, 6 months ago
This dissertation examines post-Holocaust, Jewish American novelists that utilize messianism in their narratives to negotiate ambivalence about Zionism. Studying novels from the mid-1980’s to 2013, I look at the triangular relationship between Jewish American identification, the Holocaust, and Israel, to explore major topics in contemporary J…[Read more]
I am one of those “brave souls” that Benjamin Schreier dared to throw their hat in the ring for membership to the Executive Committee, so here goes. I’m a US-born, UK-educated, and French-inclined academic currently based at Durham University. No, that is not a generic college near Duke, but rather the UK’s third oldest university that you’ve…[Read more]
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