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Association for Jewish Studies Annual Meeting

52nd Annual Conference
December 13–17, 2020

The Annual Conference of the Association for Jewish Studies in the largest annual international gathering of Jewish Studies scholars in the world. Wayne State University Press is a proud exhibitor at this year's conference. If you are a registered attendee, you can visit our virtual exhibit booth online.

Our conference discount is a hefty 45% off to align with our annual holiday sale. Use coupon code HOL1 at checkout on any purchase! Our newest books published in Jewish studies can be found here.

To request an examination copy of any of our Jewish studies titles, please fill out this form.

If you are interested in speaking with our editor about a book project in the field of Jewish studies, please contact Annie Martin, Editor-in-Chief, at annie.martin@wayne.edu, or schedule a meeting with her during AJS via calendly.com.

 

AUTHOR PANELS

We are excited to highlight our many authors on the conference program this year:

Victoria Aarons
Cartographies of Corporeality: Transnational Narratives of the Jewish Body
Sun, December 13, 3:45 to 5:00pm

Representing Intergenerational Holocaust Memory in Fiction, Memoir, and Film
Thu, December 17, 2:15 to 3:30pm

Eliyana R. AdlerJewish Refugees and the Imperial Order
Sun, December 13, 3:45 to 5:00pm

IT IS ONLY BEGINNING NOW: Polish Jewish Refugees and Knowledge of the Holocaust
Tue, December 15, 11:00am to 12:15pm

Jonathan Boyarin
The Reconstruction of the Jews: Europe’s Ambivalent Post-Holocaust Project
Tue, December 15, 11:00am to 12:15pm

Glen Dynner
JDC’s Multi-faceted Work in Poland in the Twentieth Century: Three Case Studies
Mon, December 14, 2:15 to 3:30pm

Zev Eleff
Zoom or Doom? Why Jewish Studies Matters in Cataclysmic Times
Wed, December 16, 2:15 to 3:30pm

Adam S. Ferziger
The Relationship between Religious Fundamentalisms and Jewish Orthodoxies: Reexaminations
Sun, December 13, 2:15 to 3:30pm & Thu, December 17, 11:00am to 12:15pm

Gabriel N. FinderJewish Refugees from Nazi Persecution
Sun, December 13, 2:15 to 3:30pm

Jewish Subjectivity within and beyond Borders: Post-Holocaust Jewish Agency in the Soviet Sphere of Influence and its Transnational Entanglements
Tue, December 15, 12:30 to 1:45pm

Itzik Gottesman
Ten Years of the Blog YIDDISH SONG OF THE WEEK
Mon, December 14, 2:15 to 3:30pm

Atina Grossmann
Jewish Refugees and the Imperial Order
Sun, December 13, 3:45 to 5:00pm

Jewish Subjectivity within and beyond Borders: Post-Holocaust Jewish Agency in the Soviet Sphere of Influence and its Transnational Entanglements
Tue, December 15, 12:30 to 1:45pm

Trauma, Privilege, and Adventure in Transit: Central European Jewish Refugees in Iran
Thu, December 17, 2:15 to 3:30pm

Rachel S. Harris
Teaching Through Film: Gender
Tue, December 15, 2:15 to 3:30pm

Lori Harrison-Kahan
Women and Literary Politics in the U.S.
Mon, December 14, 3:45 to 5:00pm & Tue, December 15, 2:15 to 3:30pm

Sheila Elana Jelen
Gender and Resistance: An Israeli Woman’s Holocaust Testimony as a Study in Testimonial Montage
Sun, December 13, 12:30 to 1:45pm

Ephraim Kanarfogel
HEKHALOT Literature and the Tosafists of Northern France
Mon, December 14, 3:45 to 5:00pm

Marjorie Lehman
Transmitting Ritual, Rearing Sons: The Role of Helene in Bavli Yoma
Sun, December 13, 2:15 to 3:30pm

Homing in on the Jewish Home: Rethinking a Foundational Category in Jewish Studies
Tue, December 15, 2:15 to 3:30pm

Laura Limonic
From Minority to Majority: Latino Jews in the U.S.
Mon, December 14, 12:30 to 1:45pm

Zoom or Doom? Why Jewish Studies Matters in Cataclysmic Times
Wed, December 16, 2:15 to 3:30pm

Guy Miron
The Jewish Home in Nazi Germany
Mon, December 14, 12:30 to 1:45pm

Ranen Omer-Sherman
The Past and Future of Liberal Zionism
Tue, December 15, 12:30 to 1:45pm

Avinoam Patt
Echoes of The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: Early Postwar Jewish Memory and the Shaping of Jewish Life in the Americas
Wed, December 16, 12:30 to 1:45pm

Shaping the Memory of the Holocaust
Wed, December 16, 2:15 to 3:30pm

Shachar M. Pinsker
Feuilletons between Politics and Culture
Sun, December 13, 12:30 to 1:45pm & Mon, December 14, 2:15 to 3:30pm

Riv-Ellen Prell
Radical Students, American Universities, and Jewish Visibility during the 1930s and 1960s
Sun, December 13, 3:45 to 5:00pm

Jews as a ‘Model Minority’ in Comparative Historical Perspective
Tue, December 15, 12:30 to 1:45pm

David G. Roskies
Crafting a Jewish Anthology
Mon, December 14, 3:45 to 5:00pm

Jan Schwarz
Feuilletons between Politics and Culture
Sun, December 13, 12:30 to 1:45pm & Mon, December 14, 2:15 to 3:30pm

New Studies in Scandinavian Jewish Identities
Thu, December 17, 11:00am to 12:15pm

Ephraim Shoham-Steiner
Gender and the Criminalization of Jewish-Christian Intimacy in Late Medieval Ashkenaz
Thu, December 17, 12:30 to 1:45pm

Maxim D. Shrayer
Post-Soviet Jewish Writing: Transnational Perspectives
Mon, December 14, 12:30 to 1:45pm & Tue, December 15, 12:30 to 1:45pm

Nancy Sinkoff
Max Weinreich and His Intellectual Circles
Wed, December 16, 11:00am to 12:15pm

Mark L. Smith
Memory and Trauma
Thu, December 17, 12:30 to 1:45pm

Date
Thursday, December 17, 2020
Venue
Virtual

A Fire Burns in Kotsk

A Tale of Hasidism in the Kingdom of Poland

Menashe Unger
Translated by Jonathan Boyarin
Introduction by Glenn Dynner

A vivid novelistic account that details a crucial period in the evolution of Polish Hasidism, translated from Yiddish.

Paperback
Published: February 2015
ISBN: 9780814338131
$31.99
eBOOK
Published: February 2015
ISBN: 9780814338148

Authentically Orthodox

A Tradition-Bound Faith in American Life

Zev Eleff

Explores religious change in Orthodox Judaism, specifically the indigenous American religious culture.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: January 2020
ISBN: 9780814344804
$89.99
Paperback
Published: January 2020
ISBN: 9780814344811
$34.99
eBOOK
Published: January 2020
ISBN: 9780814344828
AWARD
WINNER

Beyond Sectarianism

The Realignment of American Orthodox Judaism

Adam S. Ferziger

Provides a new understanding of the evolution and contemporary dynamics of American Orthodox Judaism during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Paperback
Published: July 2015
ISBN: 9780814339534
$36.99
eBOOK
Published: July 2015
ISBN: 9780814339541

Defining the Yiddish Nation

The Jewish Folklorists of Poland

Itzik Nakhmen Gottesman

An examination of the history of Yiddish folklore from Poland between the two world wars.

Hardback
Published: November 2003
ISBN: 9780814326695
$42.99
AWARD
WINNER

From Left to Right

Lucy S. Dawidowicz, the New York Intellectuals, and the Politics of Jewish History

Nancy Sinkoff

Intellectual biography of Holocaust historian Lucy S. Dawidowicz.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: March 2020
ISBN: 9780814345108
$34.99
eBOOK
Published: March 2020
ISBN: 9780814345115

Heirs of Yesterday

Emma Wolf
Edited with an Introduction by Barbara Cantalupo and Lori Harrison-Kahan

A reissue of the controversial novel about middle-class Jewish life in Old San Francisco.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: November 2020
ISBN: 9780814346679
$84.99
Paperback
Published: November 2020
ISBN: 9780814346686
$29.99
eBOOK
Published: November 2020
ISBN: 9780814346693
AWARD
WINNER

Jewish Honor Courts

Revenge, Retribution, and Reconciliation in Europe and Israel after the Holocaust

Edited by Laura Jockusch and Gabriel N. Finder

A transnational and interdisciplinary look at Jewish trials of fellow Jews accused of collaborating with the Nazis.

Paperback
Published: June 2015
ISBN: 9780814338773
$36.99
eBOOK
Published: June 2015
ISBN: 9780814338780

Jews and Crime in Medieval Europe

Ephraim Shoham-Steiner

Explores Jewish criminals—alleged and actual—in Medieval Europe and how they’ve been shaped by society.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: November 2020
ISBN: 9780814345597
$89.99
Paperback
Published: November 2020
ISBN: 9780814348239
$44.99
eBOOK
Published: November 2020
ISBN: 9780814345603
AWARD
WINNER

Kugel and Frijoles

Latino Jews in the United States

Laura Limonic

Exploration of ethnic identity and community building through stories of contemporary Latino Jews.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: April 2019
ISBN: 9780814345757
$82.99
Paperback
Published: April 2019
ISBN: 9780814345764
$34.99
eBOOK
Published: April 2019
ISBN: 9780814345771

Laughter After

Humor and the Holocaust

Edited by David Slucki, Gabriel N. Finder, and Avinoam Patt

A global tour of Jewish humor about the Holocaust.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: April 2020
ISBN: 9780814347386
$86.99
Paperback
Published: April 2020
ISBN: 9780814344781
$34.99
eBOOK
Published: April 2020
ISBN: 9780814344798

Narratives of Dissent

War in Contemporary Israeli Arts and Culture

Edited by Rachel S. Harris and Ranen Omer-Sherman

Explores cultural responses to war in Israeli society since 1978.

Paperback
Published: December 2012
ISBN: 9780814338032
$39.99
eBOOK
Published: December 2012
ISBN: 9780814338049

Reconstructing the Old Country

American Jewry in the Post-Holocaust Decades

Edited by Eliyana R. Adler and Sheila E. Jelen

Interdisciplinary overview of American Jewish life post-Holocaust.

Paperback
Published: November 2017
ISBN: 9780814341667
$34.99
Hardback
Published: November 2017
ISBN: 9780814344378
$59.99
eBOOK
Published: November 2017
ISBN: 9780814341674
Published: November 2017
ISBN: 0814341667

Salvage Poetics

Post-Holocaust American Jewish Folk Ethnographies

Sheila E. Jelen

An interdisciplinary approach to American Jewish ethnic identity in post-Holocaust America.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: April 2020
ISBN: 9780814343180
$69.99
eBOOK
Published: April 2020
ISBN: 9780814343197

Shelter from the Holocaust

Rethinking Jewish Survival in the Soviet Union

Edited by Mark Edele, Sheila Fitzpatrick, and Atina Grossmann

The first book-length study of the survival of Polish Jews in Stalin’s Soviet Union.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: December 2017
ISBN: 9780814344408
$59.99
Paperback
Published: December 2017
ISBN: 9780814342671
$34.99
eBOOK
Published: December 2017
ISBN: 9780814342688
AWARD
WINNER

Survivors and Exiles

Yiddish Culture after the Holocaust

Jan Schwarz

Studies the variety, scope, and character of Yiddish culture in different geographical centers after the Holocaust.

Hardback
Published: May 2015
ISBN: 9780814339053
$46.99
eBOOK
Published: May 2015
ISBN: 9780814339060

Teaching the Arab-Israeli Conflict

Edited by Rachel S. Harris

Pedagogical resource to help faculty prepare courses on the Arab-Israeli conflict in any discipline.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: April 2019
ISBN: 9780814346761
$84.99
Paperback
Published: April 2019
ISBN: 9780814346778
$39.99
eBOOK
Published: April 2019
ISBN: 9780814346785

The JDC at 100

A Century of Humanitarianism

Edited by Avinoam Patt, Atina Grossmann, Linda G. Levi, and Maud S. Mandel

The history of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee from its origins in 1914 through its first century.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: May 2019
ISBN: 9780814342343
$54.99
eBOOK
Published: May 2019
ISBN: 9780814342350
AWARD
WINNER

The New Diaspora

The Changing Landscape of American Jewish Fiction

Edited by Victoria Aarons, Avinoam J. Patt, and Mark Shechner

An innovative anthology of pieces that have either won or been considered for the Edward Lewis Wallant Award on the occasion of the award’s fiftieth anniversary.

Paperback
Published: January 2015
ISBN: 9780814340554
$35.99
eBOOK
Published: January 2015
ISBN: 9780814340561

The Superwoman and Other Writings by Miriam Michelson

Edited with an Introduction by Lori Harrison-Kahan

Collection of articles and fiction by pioneering journalist and turn-of-the-twentieth-century feminist, Miriam Michelson.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: May 2019
ISBN: 9780814346082
$84.99
Paperback
Published: May 2019
ISBN: 9780814343579
$36.99
eBOOK
Published: May 2019
ISBN: 9780814343586
AWARD
WINNER

The Yiddish Historians and the Struggle for a Jewish History of the Holocaust

Mark L. Smith

Holocaust history written and researched by the Yiddish scholars who lived it.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: November 2020
ISBN: 9780814346129
$89.99
Paperback
Published: November 2020
ISBN: 9780814348413
$34.99
eBOOK
Published: November 2020
ISBN: 9780814346136

Warriors, Witches, Whores

Women in Israeli Cinema

Rachel S. Harris

Feminist reading of women’s representation and activism in Israeli cinema.

Paperback
Published: November 2017
ISBN: 9780814339671
$35.99
eBOOK
Published: November 2017
ISBN: 9780814339688

Women's Hebrew Poetry on American Shores

Poems by Anne Kleiman and Annabelle Farmelant

Translated by Adriana X. Jacobs and Yosefa Raz
Edited by Shachar Pinsker

Presents the work of two American­-born women who wrote and published a substantial body of Hebrew poetry between the 1930s and 1960s.

Paperback
Published: January 2016
ISBN: 9780814341360
$34.99
eBOOK
Published: January 2016
ISBN: 9780814341377