Digital Workshop, September 2020

Jewish Feuilletons in and beyond the American Press

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  • Location: Zoom
  • Date: September 30, 2020
  • Organizers: Naomi Brenner, Matthew Handelman, and Shachar Pinsker
  • Sponsors: National Endowment for the Humanities

Our first online workshop brought together two scholars working on translation and multilingual feuilleton texts, one focusing on the American press in New York and the other on the Hebrew press in Palestine.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

11:30 AM-1:00 PM EST / On Zoom
  • Ayelet Brinn (University of Pennsylvania): “Conversion, Translation, and Adaptation: Abraham Cahan’s Mediation Between the American Anglophone and Yiddish Press.”
  • Yaakov Herskovitz (Hebrew University Jerusalem): “He shoots paper out of a copier, as is the custom of America!”: Hebrew vs. American Writing in a Feuilleton by Yosef Hayim Brenner.

Format: Speakers provided contextual information on their text and offered a brief interpretation of the text. Question and answer as well as open discussion followed the talks with the goal of building connections to other contexts and texts within the study of modern Jewish cultures. Text materials, both in original and in partial translation, were available a week prior to the event.

This conference has been made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this conference do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.