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Iris Idelson-Shein

Goethe Universität

Iris Idelson-Shein is Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at the Martin Buber Professur für Jüdische Religionsphilosophie, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main. Her book Difference of a Different Kind: Jewish Constructions of Race During the Long Eighteenth Century was published in 2014. She is currently working on a second book, which explores representations of monsters in Jewish texts from the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries.

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The Schandmaske, Silence, and mame-loshn

Iris Idelson-Shein

Was Yiddish literature of the early modern period an outlet for the voices of women, or did it participate in their suppression, like the iron tongue of the Rothenburg Schandmaske?

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