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Marc Caplan

Marc Caplan is a native of Louisiana and a graduate of Yale University. Since receiving his PhD in comparative literature from New York University he has held appointments and fellowships at Indiana University, the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Universität Konstanz (Germany), the Center for Jewish History (New York City), and the University of Michigan. In 2011 he published How Strange the Change: Language, Temporality, and Narrative Form in Peripheral Modernisms with Stanford University. In 2016-17 he will return to Yale as a visiting professor, where he plans to complete his second book, on Yiddish literature written in Weimar-era Germany.

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An introduction from the editors of the special issue of In geveb on Religious Thought in Yiddish.

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