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Allison Schachter at UC Berkeley: “Friedrich Schiller in the Jewish Provinces: Fradel Shtok and the Aesthetics of Jewish Prose”

Mar. 7, 2018—Allison Schachter gave a talk at the University of California, Berkeley, on March 7, 2018. Read more about it below:

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Modern Yiddish Literature in Translation (JS 2215)

Feb. 28, 2018—    Catalog description: Late nineteenth to mid-twentieth century. Diaspora, minority writing, gender, from shtetl to city, and the Holocaust. What is modern Yiddish literature and why does it matter? A diasporic language and literature unattached to any single nation,...

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Allison Schachter Named as 2018 Chancellor Faculty Fellow

Jan. 18, 2018—As Vanderbilt News reported: Twelve outstanding faculty members from across the university have been named to the 2018 class of Chancellor Faculty Fellows. The class comprises highly accomplished, recently tenured faculty from all corners of campus. “Our world-class faculty are the...

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Coming of Age in Jewish Literature and Film (JS-2260)

Nov. 2, 2017—  Catalog description: The transition of young Jewish protagonists into adulthood as portrayed in literary works and films from Europe, Africa, and the Americas. Repeat credit for students who have completed 2260. Instructor: Allison Schachter Eligible for credit in: English Religious...

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Nashville Jewish Film Festival

Oct. 10, 2017—The Program in Jewish Studies is a proud sponsor of the 2017 Nashville Jewish Film Festival. For schedule and ticket information, please visit the NJFF website. Jewish Studies professors will be guest speakers at the following events: Allison Schachter - Director,...

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Allison Schachter named 2017 Yiddish Translation Fellow

Jun. 19, 2017—Allison Schachter has been awarded a 2017 Translation Fellowship from the Yiddish Book Center. In collaboration with Jordan Finkin, Schachter will translate a collection of modernist short stories by Fradel Shtok. Learn more about the fellowship here.

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Hebrew Literature in Translation (JS 2210W)

Jan. 20, 2015—Catalog Description: Origins and development in Eastern Europe from the nineteenth century to postmodern Israeli literature. The relationship between historical transformations and literary form. Next Offered: AXLE Category: Writing Course: Also Eligible for Credit in: Taught by: INT Yes European...

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Coming of Age in Jewish Literature and Film (JS 2260)

Jan. 15, 2015—Catalog Description: The transition of young Jewish protagonists into adulthood as portrayed in literary works and films from Europe, Africa, and the Americas. Syllabus Description: This course examines coming-of-age novels, stories, memoirs, and films from multiple Jewish cultural perspectives. What...

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Coming of Age Jewish in Literature and Film (JS2260W)

Jan. 15, 2015—Catalog Description: The transition of young Jewish protagonists into adulthood as portrayed in literary works and films from Europe, Africa, and the Americas. Next Offered: AXLE Category: Writing Course: Also Eligible for Credit in: Taught by: INT Yes Religious Studies...

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Jewish Storytelling (JS 2270W)

Jan. 15, 2015—Catalog Description: Twentieth-century short fiction and narrative traditions. The transition from religious to secular cultural forms. Immigration and ethnic literary forms. All works are in English or English translation from Yiddish, Hebrew, and Russian. Repeat credit for students who have...

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Allison Schachter

Jul. 15, 2013—Director, Program in Jewish Studies Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and English B.A. (Stanford University 1996) Ph.D. (University of California, Berkeley 2006) 615.322.1172 allison.schachter@vanderbilt.edu 142 Buttrick Hall Allison Schachter specializes in modern Jewish literature and culture, with allied interests in...

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Jewish American Literature (ENGL 3664)

Jun. 7, 2013—Catalog Description: Nineteenth century to the present. Issues of race, gender, ethnicity, immigration, and diaspora. Offered on a graded basis only. From the syllabus: This course surveys the major questions and themes of twentieth-century Jewish American literature and situates this...

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Diasporic Modernisms: Hebrew and Yiddish Literature in the Twentieth Century

Nov. 8, 2011—By Allison Schachter. (Oxford University Press, 2011). Spanning from 1894 to 1974, Diasporic Modernisms traces the development of a diasporic aesthetic in the shifting centers of Hebrew and Yiddish literature, including Odessa, Jerusalem, Berlin, Tel Aviv, and New York. Through an analysis of Jewish writing, Schachter theorizes how modernist literary networks operate outside national borders in minor and non-national languages.

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