May 25, 2022 /

Sheila E. Jelen – Salvage Poetics: Post-Holocaust American Jewish Folk Ethnographics

Monday, March 7, 2022, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Salvage Poetics explores how American Jewish post-Holocaust writers, scholars, and editors adapted pre-Holocaust works, such as Yiddish fiction and documentary photography, for popular consumption by American Jews in the post-Holocaust decades. Jelen traces the gradual shift from verbal to visual Jewish literacy among Jewish Americans after the Holocaust.

Sheila E. Jelen is associate professor of Hebrew and Jewish studies in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Kentucky, Lexington.

Sheila Jelen will be in person and via livestream.

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