CONTRIBUTOR

Shachar Pinsker

University of Michigan

Shachar Pinsker is Associate Professor of Hebrew Literature and Culture at the University of Michigan. He is the author of Literary Passports: The Making of Modernist Hebrew Fiction in Europe (Stanford University Press, 2011), the winner of the Jordan Schnitzer Book Award. He is the editor of Women’s Hebrew Poetry on American Shores (Wayne State University, 2015), In the Place where Sea and Sky Meet: Israeli Yiddish Stories (forthcoming, 2017), and the co-editor of Hebrew, Gender, and Modernity (University of Maryland Press, 2007). He has published numerous articles dealing with Hebrew, Jewish, and Israeli literature and culture. He is currently completing a book about urban cafés and modern Jewish culture, and working on a book on Yiddish in Israeli literature.

RELATED ARTICLES

Review

Translingualism Today: A Review of Naomi Brenner’s Lingering Bilingualism

Shachar Pinsker and Yaakov Herskovitz

Naomi Brenner’s new book complicates the story of the Hebrew-Yiddish “language wars” and argues that Jewish translingualism continues well into the 20th century.

Blog

How to Build Bridges to People? Benjamin Harshav and Yiddish

Shachar Pinsker

An essay on the late Benjamin Harshav, one of the most important literary scholars of the last decades, and how in his work Yiddish served as a bridge between Europe, Israel, and North America, between poetry, translation, and scholarship.

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