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Diana Clarke

Independent Journalist

Diana Clarke is a managing editor at In geveb, and is currently curating a series for the blog on Yiddish American regionalism; their academic work focuses on the intersection of Jewish racialization, whiteness, and rural America. Diana is also a 2018 Translation Fellow at the Yiddish Book Center, and currently translating and curating a new book-length collection of poems by the Polish Yiddish writer Rajzel Zychlinsky. Diana lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and their writing and translation has appeared in the Village Voice, Dissent, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and World Literature Today .

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Sitra Achra: Shterna Goldbloom on the Ones Who Don’t Follow

Diana Clarke

Shterna Goldbloom discusses photography, community, and memory. Her saturated, colorful work centers the liminal places where the holy and the marginal come together.

Blog

Yiddish Tattooing: Embodied Text

Diana Clarke

What draws us to embody language, or to make explicit how language embodies us?

Interview

Diaspora Nationalism, Yiddish Contradiction: a conversation with Max Sparber

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Max Sparber talks Wikipedia, open sourcing, exile, and contemporary white nationalism in the context of the diaspora

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Sholem Aleichem’s Digital Turn

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An interview with Jeremy Dauber about the new website SholemAleichem.org

Interview

“Eight Volumes in Dour Maroon”: Josh Fogel on Translating the Leksikon

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The Leksikon fun der nayer yidisher literatur, which is full of hard-to-find biographical and bibliographical information about Yiddish writers, is tough to access outside institutions or from the far side of a paywall. By methodically translating and posting entries from the Leksikon online, Josh Fogel is working to change that.

Interview

Bad Jews Making Good TV: An Interview with Yidlife Crisis

Diana Clarke

Jamie Elman and Eli Batalion on language politics in Montreal, Jewish comedy, and making pop culture in Yiddish.

Blog

Upcoming Conference: Literary Diasporas in Ashkenaz

Diana Clarke

A conference in Paris this summer seeks papers on the literary diasporas of Ashkenaz, with a focus on Hebrew and Yiddish.

Blog

Yiddish Counterlives, or How to Think Beyond Broadway Yiddish

Diana Clarke and Saul Noam Zaritt

When American popular culture imagines Yiddish as a language of vulgar comedy, how can Yiddish cultural activists respond?

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לויט די לייענערס | Readers Respond: Malka Lee

Diana Clarke

A reader writes in to tell us about her grandmother, Yiddish poet Malka Lee, and to dispel an error of identity that’s been floating around the internet for years.

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Iconic hats of Yiddish poetry, plus the labor of creating a look!

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