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Frankel Center Event: “Below the Line”? The Feuilleton and Modern Jewish Cultures Symposium

October 16 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Cost: 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.

Participants:

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)

If you have a disability that requires a reasonable accommodation, contact the Judaic Studies office at 734-763-9047 at least two weeks prior to the event.

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Date:
October 16
Time:
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://events.umich.edu/event/42667

Venue

Thayer Building

202 S. Thayer Room 2022
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 united States

Organizer

University of Michigan Frankel Center for Judaic Studies
Phone:
7346158503
Email:
js-event-coord@umich.edu
Website:
https://lsa.umich.edu/judaic

Other

Event Area of Town
Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti
Organization Name
None
Open to the Community
Yes