CONTRIBUTOR

Anna Elena Torres

University of Chicago

Anna Elena Torres is the Provost's Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Chicago. She received a PhD from UC Berkeley, with a dissertation titled "'With an Undone Shirt (Mit a tseshpilyet hemd)': Anarchist Modernism and Yiddish Literature." This research documents anarchist diasporism and analyzes its influence in Yiddish modernism, in such works as Peretz Markish's poema Der fertsikyeriker man (The Man of Forty). Torres's other work includes translating Dvoyre Fogel's poetry collection Manekinen (1934).

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Interview

Imagining a Dictionary for Solidarity: A Conversation with Artist Yevgeniy Fiks on Russian, Yiddish, and Transnational Queer Dialects

Anna Elena Torres

Anna Elena Torres talks with Yevgeniy Fiks about Internationalism, queer politics, utopias and imaginary mapping, and Soviet Yiddish.

Interview

Spectacular Vernacular: An Interview with Ezra Berkley Nepon on New Yiddish Theater, Queer Performance Arts, and “Dazzle Camouflage”

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On the beautiful, radical, accessible, possibilities of performance and Yiddish.

Pedagogy

Notes on Teaching Yiddish Literature and Critical Theory

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Anna Elena Torres shares her reflections about, and syllabus for, the course “Gender and the Body in Yiddish Literature.”

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