Professor Spinner’s new book Jewish Primitivism will be published by Stanford University Press in July 2021.
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Around the beginning of the twentieth century, Jewish writers and artists across Europe began depicting fellow Jews as savages or “primitive” tribesmen. Primitivism—the European appreciation of and fascination with so-called […]
Demonstrating the pervasive presence of God in modern Hebrew literature, this book explores the qualities that twentieth-century Hebrew writers attributed to the divine, and examines their functions against the simplistic […]
The Hebrew and Yiddish subdivision of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Johns Hopkins is accepting applications for a fully-funded PhD program in Jewish Languages and Literatures, beginning […]
The Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Jewish Studies Program presents the 15th Lavy Colloquium: Aesthetic Theories in Yiddish Nov 11. – Nov. 12. All sessions will take place at the […]
Congratulations to Professor Samuel Spinner who was awarded a fellowship at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies. Professor Spinner will […]
Congratulations to Neta Stahl, who has been awarded an NEH fellowship for her project “Conceptions of the Divine in 20th-Century Hebrew Literature.”
Congratulations to Neta Stahl on being awarded a summer stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities to work on her book project, “God at the End of Days: Perceptions […]
In a groundbreaking book, Neta Stahl examines the attitudes adopted by modern Jewish writers toward the figure of Jesus.
Jesus Among the Jews: Representation and Thought charts for the first time the different ways that Jesus has been represented and understood in Jewish culture and thought.