Digital Workshop, March 2021

1930s Feuilletons: Salonica and Berlin

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  • Location: Zoom
  • Date: March 3, 2021
  • Participants: Tamir Karkason and Kerry Wallach
  • Organizers: Naomi Brenner, Matthew Handelman, and Shachar Pinsker
  • Sponsors: National Endowment for the Humanities

This online workshop featured two scholars who examined feuilletons from the 1930s in Berlin and Salonica.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

12:00 – 1:30 PM EST / On Zoom
  • Tamir Karkason, Ben Gurion University, “Being Jewish Salonicans: Ladino Satirical Feuilletons in the 1930s”
  • Kerry Wallach, Gettysburg College, “Rahel Szalit’s Purim and Passover Stories in the Jüdische Rundschau“

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 (NEH). Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this conference do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.