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.
Review of Lisa Richter’s Nautilus and Bone; An Auto/biography in Poems
The Yiddish Columbus: Critical Counter-History and the Remapping of American Jewish Literature
Glantz’s masterwork Kristobal Kolon offers a transnational vision of the Americas that insists — in Yiddish — on its Jewish, Muslim, indigenous and African origins, suggesting a new geography for American Jewish literature that exceeds the boundaries of what we understand the Americas and Jewishness to be, and challenging our expectations of what Yiddish literature can contain.
Nov 09, 2022
‘Brother Jews of the Entire World!’ Bergelson, Hofshteyn, and Soviet-Yiddish in the Worldwide Jewish Family
Review of Hazel Frankel's Holocaust and Home: The Poetry of David Fram from Lithuania to South Africa
Review of Childe Harold of Dysna by Moyshe Kulbak, translated by Robert Adler Peckerar
Walking with Vogel: New Perspectives on Debora Vogel
This special issue invites you to walk with Debora Vogel as she maps the spaces of Jewish life through avant-garde forms. We bring together new perspectives on Vogel through poetry, visual art, translation, and scholarship, all in an attempt to follow the many lines of creative and critical inquiry that emerge from Vogel’s work.
Oct 26, 2021
Review of Songs in Dark Times: Yiddish Poetry of Struggle from Scottsboro to Palestine by Amelia M. Glaser
The Image of Streetwalkers in Itzik Manger’s and Debora Vogel’s Ballads
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
Raysn: The Belarusian Frontier of Yiddish Modernism