Yitzhak Lewis is Assistant Professor of Humanities at Duke Kunshan University, in China. His teaching and research interests include comparative literature in Hebrew, Spanish and Yiddish; literary and cultural theory, transnational writing and world literature. His recent book, A Permanent Beginning: R. Nachman of Braslav and Jewish Literary Modernity (SUNY Press, 2020), deals with the Russian imperial context of early modern Hebrew and Yiddish letters. His current book project, A World of Literature: Jorge Luis Borges and the Problem of Literary Marginality, is a study of marginality and mysticism as literary tropes in twentieth century Argentine writing.
The State of Yiddish Studies in China