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Northwestern University was well-represented at the annual meeting of the Association of Jewish Studies on December 16-18, 2018 in Boston

January 2, 2019

Northwestern University was well-represented at the annual meeting of the Association of Jewish Studies on December 16-18, 2018 in Boston. The following faculty and graduate students presented papers and participated in roundtable discussions and seminars:

• Prof. Sarah Cushman (Holocaust Educational Foundation/History), “Holocaust Studies Across the Curriculum” roundtable

• Prof. Nina Gourianova (Slavic Languages and Literatures), “Anarchist Diasporim/Diasporic Anarchism: Jewish Antistatism and Statelessness” seminar

• Prof. Emerita Phyllis Lassner (Cook Family Writing Program), “Eva Hoffman’s Speculative Fiction of Intergenerational Holocaust Memory”; “Holocaust Studies Across the Curriculum” roundtable

• Prof. Kenneth Seeskin (Philosophy), “The Prophets as Moral Idealists”

• Prof. Hanna Seltzer (Jewish Studies/MENA), “‘But Both Their Hands Reach Out’: The Father-Son Relationship in Preliminaries and in the Binding of Isaac as a Critique on Ideology”

• Prof. David I. Shyovitz (History), “‘For Death Severs Their Bonds’: Family and Eschatology in (and beyond) Sefer Hasidim”

• Prof. Claire Sufrin (Jewish Studies), “Shifting Positions: the Power of the Self in Jewish Memory, Ritual and Law” roundtable; “The Role of Jewish Studies within Colleges and Universities” roundtable

• Prof. Barry Wimpfheimer (Religious Studies), “The Beautiful Body as Capital”; “Theory and Practice of Talmud Commentary” roundtable

• Grace Kessler Overbeke (Theatre and Drama), “The Forgotten Pioneer: Jean Carroll, the First Female Stand-Up Comedian, and Why You Don’t Know of Her”

• Benjamin Cleveland Ricciardi (Religious Studies), “The Sabbath as Antiritual: Hermann Cohen’s ‘Der Sabbat in Seinar Kulturgeschichtlichen Bedeutung’”

• Amanda Ruppenthal Stein (Musicology), “The Friendship that Shaped the Sound of ‘Jewish Classical Music’: Max Bruch and Friedrich Gernsheim, c. 1860-1916”

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