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313. What Is (a) Jewish Language?

Wednesday, 4 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., Fairfax B, Sheraton

Program arranged by the Discussion Group on Jewish Cultural Studies

Presiding: Elizabeth Loentz, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago

1. "Benjamin Fondane: The 1940 Exodus and Linguistic Exile in France," Julia Elsky, Yale Univ.

2. "The Language of Prayer: Abraham Geiger and the Prayer Book Reform in Germany," Yaniv Feller, Univ. of Toronto

3. "Did Hebrew Writers in Russia Write in Hebrew?" Andrey Bredstein, Univ. of Texas, Austin

Andrey Bredstein's Annotation:

Responding: Susannah Heschel, Dartmouth Coll.


  • Genre, Theory, Method – Cultural Studies, Folklore, and Popular Culture

  • no longer used--was Other Literatures, now 126

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