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Session Submission Type: Panel Session
Jewish Studies scholarship has often explored how the United States became a crucial world center for Jews and Jewish culture in the 20th century, while recent research in the field of world literature has emphasized the global influence of America as a center for publishing and cultural production. This panel is situated at the intersection of those two scholarly fields. The four papers examine a variety of ways in which the U.S. functioned within global Jewish cultural production, in sites including Egypt, Eastern Europe, Israel.
America, Land of the Pilgrim Jews: The Typological Encounters of the Immigration Era - Joshua Logan Wall, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Egypt, Egyptian Jews, and the Embodiment of Memory - Aimee Israel-Pelletier, University of Texas at Arlington
The Marvelous in the Work of Three Yiddish Travel Writers - Jack Kugelmass, University of Florida
Jewish-American Literature Makes Aliya? Negotiating Collective Borders in the Israeli Literary Discourse - Omri Asscher, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev