Roni Masel is a 2020-2021 post-doctoral fellow at the Frankel Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan. Roni is currently working on a book manuscript, Disruptive Pleasure: Violence and the Grotesque in Hebrew and Yiddish Literatures, which considers fictionalized episodes of anti-Jewish violence in Hebrew and Yiddish, and formulates a new way of writing a joint historiography of both literatures in central and eastern Europe. Her research interests also include: diaspora and the diasporic turn in Jewish studies, translation studies, history and materiality of the book, and queer and postcolonial theory. Roni’s work appeared or is forthcoming in Studies in Yiddish, Mikan va-eylakh and Journal of Modern Jewish Studies.
University of Michigan
Going Off Script: The Contradictory Pleasures of Unorthodox