Essays and peer-reviewed scholarship in Yiddish Studies, an interdisciplinary field that engages all aspects of Yiddish cultural production, especially in its relationship to other cultures and languages.
The Fourth Child
Double or Nothing: Jewish Speech and Silence in Georges Perec’s *W ou le souvenir d’enfance"
Orphaned Words: Yiddish, English, and Child Speech in Postwar Cinema
Letters Without Addresses: Abraham Sutzkever’s Late Style
Abraham Sutzkever’s poetry is often read within the confines of “Holocaust literature”. This essays reads a selection of Sutzkever’s poetry against the Holocaust, against the apocalypse, and against the horizons of meaning that the label of “Holocaust literature” might impose.
Jun 30, 2020
Split Identity: Jewish Scholarship in the Vilna Ghetto
When Memory Speaks, How Should We Listen?
Review of The Book Smugglers: Partisans, Poets, and the Race to Save Jewish Treasures from the Nazis by David Fishman
'Before the bow that was drawn': The Vilna Komitet and its documentation of the destruction of Polish Jewry, 1939–1940/41
A translation of the introduction of Miriam Schulz’s recent book, Der Beginn des Untergangs: Die Zerstörung der jüdischen Gemeinden in Polen und das Vermächtnis des Wilnaer Komitees (“Before the bow that was drawn”: The Vilna Komitet and its documentation of the destruction of Polish Jewry).
May 14, 2018
Yiddish and the Holocaust