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Allison Schachter to host conference for Jewish American Literature Feb 25-26th!

Posted by on Monday, February 12, 2024 in featured, News.

Why “Jewish American Literature” Matters is a conference aimed at graduate students and emerging scholars studying Jewish literature in the Americas.  The conference aims to critically examine how we understand the terms—“Jewish,” “American” and “Literature”— as regions of intersection rather than as limits, thresholds rather than bounded sets. Where do “Jewish,” “American,” and “Literature” cross with what they presumably exclude? How should the field change? How can scholars leverage cross-field alliances? What are the dangers facing the field? What new directions will help animate the field?