The Fourth Child
The Lower East Side as an American Site of Memory
Beyond Fiddler: Teaching Representations of Jewish Eastern Europe on Film
Sarah Ellen Zarrow
Sarah Zarrow discusses and reflects on her course "Representing Jewish Eastern Europe in Film" in which she asks students to think historically about the images of Jewish life in Eastern Europe, using films as primary sources that speak not only to a historical reality of their subject matter, but that also to the ideology and historical circumstances of the filmmaker and of Jewish life in the time and place the film was made.
Nov 20, 2019
Feminist Dybbuks in Melbourne: Possession, Desire and Voice
Nicola Menser Hearn
In August 2018, Australian theatre maker and director Samara Hersch, along with Chamber Made, a company operating at the ‘nexus of contemporary performance, music and sound’, presented Dybbuks – a production in three acts exploring ideas of possession; of women being with the dead; of desire, ritual, and voice. Here, Nicola Menser Hearn reviews the production and discusses it with Hersch.
Nov 30, 2018
The Problem of Materiality in Yiddish Translation