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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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Yiddish Literature in the American West

Was there a defin­able style of Yid­dish writ­ing pro­duced in the Amer­i­can West? It is time to look beyond New York and exam­ine the unique expe­ri­ences of Jews on the Pacif­ic Coast and the lit­er­ary cul­ture they produced. 

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Yiddish and the Holocaust

It seems obvi­ous that study of the Holo­caust would need to high­light Yid­dish. Unfor­tu­nate­ly though, the study of the Holo­caust has often been pur­sued with­out the slight­est nod to Yid­dish. What is lost when Yid­dish is left out? 

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Auden Can Wait: Introducing the Academic Section of In geveb

What is Yid­dish Stud­ies? We inau­gu­rate In geveb with a sym­po­sium on the state of the field, where a cross-sec­tion of schol­ars iden­ti­fy the press­ing ques­tions of Yid­dish Studies.

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Dream of a Common loshn

How can we read Yid­dish poet­ry across time to find a new com­mon lan­guage? How can we cre­ate a space for the imag­ined dia­logues of Kadia Molodowsky and Adri­enne Rich with their fore­moth­ers, an alter­na­tive nar­ra­tive of blood and text? 

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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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