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Jeremy A. Dauber (Atran Associate Professor of Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture at Columbia University) -

"Frightening Jews: Towards a Definition of Jewish Horror"



Jeremy Dauber is the Atran Associate Professor of Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture in the Department of Germanic Languages at Columbia University, specializing in Yiddish literature. In 2008, he was named acting director of the Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies at Columbia. In 2009, he was named an inaugural member of the Shalom Hartman Institute North American Scholars Circle. Dauber is a 1990 graduate of the Frisch School in Paramus, New Jersey. He graduated from Harvard College in 1995 summa cum laude and did his doctoral work at Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar from 1996 to 1999. He writes a column on television and movies for the Christian Science Monitor that was recognized by the National Society of Newspaper Columnists in 2003. Dauber's research interests include Yiddish literature of the early modern period, Hebrew and Yiddish literature of the nineteenth century, the Yiddish theater, and American Jewish literature. His publications include Antonio's Devils: Writers of the Jewish Enlightenment and the Birth of Modern Hebrew and Yiddish Literature (Stanford University Press, 2004) and The Range of Yiddish: A Catalog of an Exhibition from the Yiddish Collection of the Harvard College Library (with Marion Aptroot, Harvard University Press, 2005). He is also the editor of Landmark Yiddish Plays: A Critical Anthology (State University of New York Press, 2006).


Tuesday, February 1st, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Reception Hall of the Michael C. Carlos Museum

Free and open to the public, with a light reception to follow

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"Thirteen Ways of Looking at Sholem Aleichem: Adventures in Writing a Jewish Life"

What does it mean to write a Jewish biography? Using a current project - a life and work of Sholem Aleichem - some conceptual approaches and practical matters will be discussed.


Monday, January 31st, 2010, 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Jones Room, Woodruff Library

The Seminar Series in Jewish Studies is co-sponsored by the departments of German Studies, History, Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies (MESAS), Religion, the Graduate Division of Religion, and the program in Russian and East European Studies (REES) and is proud to be one of the Bill & Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry’s Interdisciplinary Research Seminars (CHIIRS). The series is also generously supported by the James T. Laney Graduate School’s New Thinkers/New Leaders Fund and the LaBelle Birnbaum Tenenbaum Enrichment Fund.



The Tenenbaum lecture is sponsored by:

The Hightower Fund


With co-sponsorship by:

Laney Graduate School
The Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry
Graduate Division of Religion
Department of History
Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts
Department of Religion
Department of German Studies
Department of Comparative Literature

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