“gender studies”


A Poetic Paradox: Gender and Self in Anna Margolin’s Mary Cycle

Melissa Weininger

Weininger analyzes Anna Margolin's cycle of poems entitled "Mary," exploring her use of Christological themes and figures and the expression of identity and self-definition in the poems.


The Marriage Plot

Dory Fox

Naomi Seidman's new book examines the Ashkenazi Jewish experience of modernization through the representation of changing ideas about love and sexuality in literature.


The Jew Box: An Interview with Eddy Portnoy

Sarah Ellen Zarrow

Sarah Zarrow interviews Eddy Portnoy about Yiddish pedagogy, jokers, and braiding khale.

Text & Translation

רב דוד

Reb Dovid

Jonah Rosenfeld

Translation by Rachel Mines

A young woman struggles with her relationship to her father and to her future as an "old maid" in this new translation of Jonah Rosenfeld's story.


Smitten in Yiddish: Taytsh and Your Love Life

Sandra Fox

In geveb's readers were asked about how Yiddish is part of their love lives. Click here to read their answers.


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?


Dream of a Common loshn

Zohar Weiman-Kelman

How can we read Yiddish poetry across time to find a new common language? How can we create a space for the imagined dialogues of Kadia Molodowsky and Adrienne Rich with their foremothers, an alternative narrative of blood and text?