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Frankel Center for Judaic Studies
Frankel Center Event: “Below the Line”? The Feuilleton and Modern Jewish Cultures Symposium
October 16 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PMCost: Free
What is common to Heinrich Heine, Sholem Aleichem, Theodor Herzl, Vladimir Jabotinsky, Isaac Babel, Joseph Roth, Walter Benjamin, and Ilya Ehrenburg? They were all Jewish writers during the 19th and early 20th centuries, who wrote feuilletons, often side by side with poems, novels, short stories, or philosophical and political works. Does the fact that these prominent Jewish figures wrote feuilletons in Hebrew, Yiddish, German, Russian and Polish makes these feuilletons Jewish? Is feuilleton a Jewish genre? The feuilleton has been a critical genre in the development of modern Jewish cultures but it has been overlooked and undertheorized in both literary and historical studies. This symposium convenes a group of scholars to investigate the feuilleton and its connections to modern Jewish cultures.
Ella Bauer, Haifa University
Naomi Brenner, Ohio State University
Olga Borovaya, Stanford University
Ofer Dynes, McGill University
Brian Horowitz, Tulane University
Mikhail Krutikov, University of Michigan
Shachar Pinsker, University of Michigan
Paul Reitter, Ohio State University
William Runyan, University of Michigan
Johannes von Moltke, University of Michigan
Liliane Weissberg, University of Pennsylvania
Photo: Fueilletons by Theodor Herzl, translated into Hebrew by David Frishman (Warsaw, 1911)
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