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Jay Geller’s “Bestiarium Judaicum” Featured in New Yorker

  Jay Geller’s new book “Bestiarium Judaicum: The Unnatural Histories of the Jews” has been featured in a New Yorker article by Paul Reitter entitled, “The Unlikely Kinship of “Bambi” and Kafka’s “Metamorphosis.” Excerpt: In his thoughtful and deeply researched … Read more

Posted on January 8, 2018 in News,

New Book by Jay Geller: Bestiarium Judaicum

From Fordham University Press: Given the vast inventory of verbal and visual images of nonhuman animals–pigs, dogs, vermin, rodents, apes disseminated for millennia to debase, dehumanize, and justify the persecution of Jews, Bestiarium Judaicum asks: What is at play when … Read more

Posted on November 8, 2017 in News, Research, ,

Freud and Jewish Identity (JS2320)

Catalog Description: Analysis of rhetoric and themes in selected writings of Sigmund Freud and his times, development of assimilation and of anti-Semitic repudiation. From the Syllabus: This course examines selected writings of Sigmund Freud within the context of contemporary Viennese … Read more

Posted on January 12, 2015 in Courses, Spring 2017, , , , , , ,

Jewish Animals (JS 3890 Special Topics)

Special Topics Course: Throughout the centuries verbal and visual images of animals (pigs, dogs, vermin, rodents, apes, etc.) have been used to debase and bestialize Jews. What then is going on when Jewish writers employ such animal figures in their … Read more

Posted on January 5, 2015 in Courses, ,

11/12/2014: Goodman & Geller on Lemkin & Genocide

On Wednesday, November 12th, Vanderbilt’s Social and Political Thought Workshop will feature Prof. Lenn Goodman, presenting on “Raphael Lemkin – Framing the Concept of Genocide.” Prof. Jay Geller will serve as commentator. ROOM: Sarratt 189 TIME: Noon-1:30 Attendees of the … Read more

Posted on November 12, 2014 in Past Events, ,

Jay Geller

Associate Professor of Modern Jewish Culture B.A. (Wesleyan 1975) A.M., Ph.D. (Duke 1980, 1985) 615.343.3968 207 Divinity School An inveterate (not Confederate) Yankee fan, “old original” Jay Geller is Associate Professor of Modern Jewish Culture at Vanderbilt Divinity School … Read more

Posted on July 22, 2013 in Faculty, People,

The Other Jewish Question: Identifying the Jew and Making Sense of Modernity

By Jay Geller. (Fordham University Press, 2011).

Mapping the dissemination of and interrelationships among corporeal signifiers in German-speaking cultures between the Enlightenment and the Shoah, The Other Jewish Question will appeal to readers interested in psychoanalysis, in Jewish studies, in cultural studies, and in the whole question of “the body.” Read more

Posted on September 1, 2011 in Research, , , ,