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Prof Schachter presents at POLIN Book Talks

Posted by on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 in News.

Allison Schachter will discuss her new book, “Women Writing Jewish Modernity, 1919–1939”, in conversation with Karolina Szymaniak and Anastasiya Lyubas.

Host: Anita Norich, Collegiate Professor Emerita at the University of Michigan, specializes in Yiddish literature

Speakers: Allison Schachter, Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and English, Chair of the Department of Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University, specializes in modern Jewish literature and culture Karolina Szymaniak, Assistant Professor at the Taube Department of Jewish Studies at the University of Wrocław Anastasiya Lyubas earned a Ph.D, in Comparative Literature from Binghamton University Allison Schachter rewrites Jewish literary modernity from the point of view of women in her new book, “Women Writing Jewish Modernity, 1919–1939”. She shows how five interwar Hebrew and Yiddish writers, Fradl Shtok, Dvora Baron, Elisheva Bikhovsky, Leah Goldberg, and Debora Vogel, reimagined Jewish culture through transgressive prose fiction to transcend the traditional male world of Jewish letters. They played a crucial role in revolutionizing Jewish fiction and reconceptualizing Jewish cultural belonging at a pivotal moment in history.

POLIN Book Talks are organized within the Global Education Outreach Program. This program was made possible thanks to Taube Philanthropies, the William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation, and the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland.