Articles

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.

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The Small Talk of I. L. Peretz

In this peer-reviewed arti­cle, David Roskies explores Peret­z’s fond­ness for dia­logue to dis­cov­er the sound cham­ber of Pol­ish Jewry.

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Weaving The Revolution: I. L. Peretz The Social Protest Writer

In this peer-reviewed arti­cle, Adi Mahalel fol­lows Peret­z’s search, through new lit­er­ary styles, for new forms of rev­o­lu­tion­ary politics.

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Is There Such a Thing as “Yiddish Architecture”?

The spa­tial turn” in the human­i­ties has opened up new kinds of think­ing about Jews’ rela­tion­ship to place. Yet how can this approach — which focus­es on the phys­i­cal­ly con­crete — be applied to the field of Yid­dish stud­ies, which after all is defined by the intan­gi­ble fac­tor of language? 

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