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Jewish American Writing and World Literature: Maybe to Millions, Maybe to Nobody
The Leve Center is delighted to kick off our 2021-2022 “Physically Distant, Intellectually Engaged” virtual event series with a conversation between Saul Noam Zaritt (Harvard) and Yasemin Yildiz (UCLA), part of the Michael and Irene Ross Program in Yiddish Studies.
What does it mean to write “Jewish” literature for the world? Saul Noam Zaritt’s Jewish American Writing and World Literature: Maybe to Millions, Maybe to Nobody (OUP 2020) studies Jewish American writers’ relationships with the idea of world literature. Tune in to this presentation to hear how reading Yiddish and English-language authors such as Isaac Bashevis Singer, Sholem Asch, and Grace Paley and can bring together the fields of Yiddish Studies, American Studies, and world literature theory in order to think through the convergence of modern Jewish literatures and global empires of culture.