SUNY series in Contemporary Jewish Literature and Culture

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Amos Oz

Explores the writer's enduring literary and political legacy.

The Radical Isaac

Examines the Yiddish-Hebrew writer I. L. Peretz's alignment with the Jewish working-class in Eastern Europe and his devotion to progressive politics.

Flesh of My Flesh

Examines representations of sexual violence in modern Hebrew literature, focusing on the ways in which sexual aggression relates to Zionism, gender, ethnicity, and disability.

Shadows in the City of Light

Examines the place of Paris in French Jewish literary memory, a memory that, of necessity, grapples with the aftermath of the Holocaust.

Since 1948

A portrait of Israeli literature in its full transnational and multilingual complexity.

Yiddish Plays for Reading and Performance

Three stageworthy plays and nine individual scenes that offer an introduction to Yiddish theater at its liveliest.

Michael Gold

An authoritative biography of the dean of American proletarian writers during the interwar years.

Qorbanot

A dynamic dialogue of poetry and art that reimagines the ancient, biblical concept of sacrifice.

Off the Derech

Combines powerful first-person accounts with incisive scholarly analysis to understand the phenomenon of ultra-Orthodox Jews who leave their insular communities and venture into the wider world.

The Struggle for Understanding

An in-depth look at Elie Wiesel’s writings, from his earliest works to his final novels.

Possessed Voices

Analyzes audio recordings of interwar Hebrew plays, providing a new model for the use of sound in theater studies.

Signatures of Struggle

A Marxist history of Israeli literature, tracing the relations between economic, social, and aesthetic transformations.

New Directions in Jewish American and Holocaust Literatures

Surveys the current state of Jewish American and Holocaust literatures as well as approaches to teaching them.

Queer Expectations

Examines how Jewish women have used poetry to challenge their historical limitations while rewriting their potential futures.

The Infrahuman

Argues that Jewish writers used depictions of Jews as animals to question prevalent notions of Jewish identity.

An Archive of the Catastrophe

Comprehensive analysis of 220 hours of outtakes that impels us to reexamine our assumptions about a crucial Holocaust documentary.

The Full Pomegranate

Translations of selected poems by the Yiddish writer, covering the entire breadth of his career.

College Bound

Argues that first- and second-generation Jewish American writers had an ambivalent relationship with educational success.

Writing in Witness

A comprehensive survey of the most important writing to come out of the Holocaust.