Presentations

Conference Presentations (selected)

“Against the ‘Science’ of Free Love in Yiddish Popular Fiction.”  Association for Jewish Studies, Boston.  December 16-18, 2018.

“The Battle Against Free Love: Literature and Journalism about Romance in Di Varheit During World War I.”  Association for Jewish Studies, Washington, DC, December 17-19, 2017.

“Sex in Yiddish Literature and Culture.”  Association for Jewish Studies, San Francisco, December 18-20, 2016.  (round table discussant)

“The State of Intermarriage in Contemporary American Jewish Literature.”  Midwest Jewish Studies Association, Springfield, MO, September 11-12, 2016.

“’Fievel Goes West’: Jewish Literature in the American West.”  Association for Jewish Studies, Boston, December 13-15, 2015.  (round table discussant)

“Gender in Opatoshu’s Intermarriage Stories in Der Tog.”  Association for Jewish Studies, Boston, December 13-15, 2015.

“Intermarriage and the Uncanny in the Literary Imagination of Di Yunge.”  American Academy of Religion Annual Conference.  Atlanta, Georgia.  November 21-23, 2015.

“The Ethics of Intermarriage in The American Jewess, 1895-1899.”  Society for Jewish Ethics, Chicago.  January 10-11, 2015.

 “Intermarriage as a Site of Women’s Liberation in Early Twentieth Century Jewish American Fiction.”  Association for Jewish Studies, Boston.  December  15-17, 2013.

 “Getsl Zelikovich and the Questioning of Racial and Literary Hierarchies.”  Scheler Family Humanities Forum: Law and Comedy in Jewish Textual Traditions, Lehigh University.  September 27, 2012.

Public Scholarship and invited lectures (Selected)

“The Costs of Free Love: A Discussion and Reading from Miriam Karpilove’s Diary of a Lonely Girl”, Lafayette College, November 2019.

“The House that Yankl Built” talkback discussion about Sholem Ash’s God of Vengeance following a staged reading.  Victory Gardens Theater, Chicago.  September 6, 2018.

“Philip Roth’s Everyman as Ethnic American Literature,” delivered to a class on Ethnic American Literature.  Missouri Valley College.  April 27, 2016.

“Women Writers of Yiddish Literature.” (series) The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah, Overland Park, KS.  January 17-19, 2016.

“Using American Jewish Primary Source Documents to Teach About Jewish Holidays.”  Jewish Women’s Archive New York Workshop, July 2014.

 “Highlights of the Yiddish Theater.” (series)  Congregation Rodeph Sholom, New York City.  January 22, 29; February 5, 12, 2013.

“The Opposite of Yom Kippur?: Transgressive Expressions of Yom Kippur in Yiddish Literature and Culture.”  Temple Emmanu-El-Beth Sholom, Montreal.  September 26, 2012. 

“The Literature of Sholom Aleicheim.”  (series)  Congregation Rodeph Sholom, New York City.  October 25; November 1, 15, 22, 2011.

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