Call for Submissions: In geveb, a Journal of Yiddish Studies

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    Saul Noam Zaritt

    Call for Submissions: In geveb, a Journal of Yiddish Studies

    We are proud to announce In geveb, a new online journal of Yiddish Studies. In geveb is an open-access digital forum for the publication of peer-reviewed academic articles, the translation and annotation of Yiddish texts, the presentation of digitized archival documents, the exchange of pedagogical materials, and a blog of Yiddish cultural life.

    In geveb aims to be a central address for the study of all things Yiddish – the focal point for discussions of Yiddish literature, language, and culture, and the home for the next generation of Yiddish scholarship. In geveb will catalyze and renew dialogue between scholars around the world about Yiddish culture, weaving together the voices and texts of Yiddish’s past, present, and future.

    In geveb invites submissions in the four following categories: original manuscripts of academic articles, translations of Yiddish texts, pedagogical materials, and posts for the In geveb blog. In geveb is both an academic journal and a platform for making Yiddish Studies accessible to wider audiences. The journal will be published in English.

    The goal of In geveb’s Academic Journal is to provide an open-access, peer-reviewed platform for the publication of new scholarship in the field of Yiddish Studies. This interdisciplinary field includes scholarly work produced across a variety of fields, including but not limited to: history, literature, linguistics, folklore, media studies, religion, sociology, political science, musicology, and anthropology. We are especially interested in submissions that bring Yiddish Studies into conversation with current fields of critical inquiry. We welcome submissions from scholars both in and outside of Yiddish Studies and encourage work that engages all aspects of Yiddish cultural production, translation, history and/or linguistics. As the name In geveb suggests, the Academic Journal seeks to expand what is included in the web of Yiddish Studies in order to create a new, digital image of Yiddish scholarship available on the web.

    The Texts and Translations Section of In geveb invites translations of essays, articles, correspondence, poetry, children’s literature, manifestos, stories, and other short pieces from published or unpublished sources originally written in Yiddish. We will consider submissions of longer translations to be published serially. We are interested in all provenances: Soviet, Polish, American, and beyond. Small honorariums will be available for accepted and completed translations. Submissions should be accompanied by a short (no more than 300 words) introduction providing relevant historical and cultural context about the Yiddish text.

    The Pedagogy Section of In geveb aims to be a useful and content rich resource where language instructors can share ideas, questions, and materials. We invite submissions of original pedagogical material at all levels of Yiddish language instruction and for all ages of students. Please submit lesson plans, descriptions of activities, worksheets, reading guides, and any other original pedagogical materials. All submissions should include detailed instructions for implementation, an explanation of appropriate ages, level, where it might fit into a language curriculum, and a description of pedagogical goals. Submissions should be formatted in a clear and usable manner and properly attributed.

    The In geveb blog seeks to make use of new media to chronicle and participate in Yiddish cultural life. Potential submissions include reportage on contemporary Yiddish events, essays and book reviews, longform journalism, photo essays, interviews, listicles, video and audio creations, Yiddish music, fascinating footnotes made public, and other forms of digital storytelling.

    Detailed guidelines and instructions for submissions can be found on our website, Questions can be addressed to or find us on facebook:

    The deadline for the first round of submissions to In geveb is March 2nd, 2015 and submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis thereafter.

    In geveb is supported by the Naomi Prawer Kadar Foundation, Inc.

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