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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Review

A Yiddish Studies to Come: In Conversation with Adam Zachary Newton’s Jewish Studies as Counterlife

Newton’s book pro­vides a stir­ring call for a Jew­ish Stud­ies to come, a pro­pos­al for new forms of affil­i­a­tion, both with­in the loose bound­aries of Jew­ish Stud­ies and extend­ing out­ward to the whole of the Human­i­ties and to the uni­ver­si­ty as an insti­tu­tion. What might it mean for Yid­dish Stud­ies to par­tic­i­pate in this com­ing community?

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Jerold C. Frakes: Early Yiddish Epic

Jerold Frakes’s recent Eng­lish anthol­o­gy makes ear­ly Yid­dish epic acces­si­ble to a broad audi­ence for the first time. 

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Yiddish Science and the Postmodern

What is Yid­dish sci­ence and what does it have to say about the postmodern? 

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Tradition, the Individual Talent, and Yiddish

What is the future of Yid­dish schol­ar­ship? An argu­ment for the poten­tial inno­v­a­tive role for Yid­dish stud­ies with­in the human­i­ties in general.

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Yiddish Studies From a New Perspective

Mikhail Kru­tikov calls for the revival the intel­lec­tu­al rela­tions, coor­di­na­tion, and exchange between the dif­fer­ent cor­ners of Yid­dish Studies.

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