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Yiddish Culture in Past and Present Scholarship

Le Département d’Histoire et le Programme des études yiddish de l’Université hébraïque de Jérusalem organisent les 27 et 28 mai prochains une conférence intitulée Yiddish Culture in Past and Present Scholarship.  Histories, Ideologies, Methodologies réunissant les chercheurs, les historiens, les critiques littéraires et culturels sur le thème de l’histoire de la culture ( scholarship) yiddish ; que ce soit sur la littérature yiddish ancienne ou moderne, sur le théâtre, le cinéma, le folklore… et ce à travers les siècles et le monde. Continuer la lecture de Yiddish Culture in Past and Present Scholarship

19-21 novembre 2014, Berlin : ‘Survivors’ – Politics and Semantics of a Concept

 

Le Centre d’études juives de Berlin-Brandenburg et le Centre de recherche sur l’antisémitisme de l’Université Technique de Berlin organisent du 19 au 21 novembre 2014 le workshop « ‘Survivors’ – Politics and Semantics of a Concept » (cf. l’appel à communication que nous avons diffusé en janvier).
Si vous souhaitez assister à l’intervention d’Atina Grossmann et/ou à l’ensemble du workshop, contactez par mail Alina Bothe avant le 12 novembre ( a.bothe@zentrum-juedische-studien.de ).

 

19-21 novembre 2014
Technische Universität Berlin
Room H 3005
Straße des 17. Juni 135
10623 Berlin

 

Présentation du workshop par ses organisateurs Alina Bothe et Markus Nesselrodt :

« The survivor has become a prominent figure and a key concept in history, literary studies and political thought. But who is a survivor? And, more precisely, who is a survivor of the Shoah? The international workshop “Survivors – Politics and Semantics of a Concept” will deal with various approaches and definitions of the term survivor. A complex conceptional history will be discussed, spanning from the immediate postwar period to the present. Topics to be raised include different theoretical frameworks by philosophers, writers and historians as well as the ongoing discussions of restitution and moral responsibility. Scholars from seven countries will share their work during two days of intense discussion. »

Programme du workshop :

Mercredi 19 Novembre 2014

18h-21h : Ouverture du workshop
Stefanie Schüler-Springorum (Directrice  du Centre de recherche sur l’antisémitisme)

Keynote Lecture
Atina Grossmann (Professor of History, Cooper Union New York and DAAD Walter Benjamin Visiting Professor) : Remapping Death and Survival Shifting Geographies and Definitions

Jeudi 20 Novembre

9h30-10h : Introduction
Stefanie Schüler-Springorum (Berlin)
Alina Bothe (Berlin) et Markus Nesselrodt (Berlin)

10h00-11h00 : Who is a Survivor? (I) Early Postwar Definitions
Présidente de séance : Karen Körber (Berlin)

Thomas Rahe (Bergen-Belsen) : Survival and New Beginnings. Jews and Roma in Bergen-Belsen 1945
Katarzyna Person (Varsovie) : Building a Community of Survivors in the Post-War Jewish Honor Courts

11h30-13h00: Semantics of Survival
Président de séance : Micha Brumlik (Berlin)

Adam Stern (Cambridge) :  Survival Before Auschwitz. On Rosenzweig and Christianity
Linda Asquith (Nottingham) : “What did you survive?” An Exploration of the Nature of Being a Survivor and the Concept of a Survivor Hierarchy
Zofia Waślicka (Prague) : The Use of the Term “Survivor” in Poland

14h30-16h00 : Politics of Survival
Président de séance : Michael Wildt (Berlin)

Susanna Schrafstetter (Vermont) : Hidden Jews as a Sub-group of German Holocaust Survivors
Antoine Burgard (Lyon/Montréal) : “Child to be Placed with a Family who Will Appreciate his Tragic Past”. Early Understandings of Young Survivors and Future Migrants’ Experiences in Immediate Post-War Europe
Benno Nietzel (Bielefeld) : The Jewish Claims Conference and Reparations for Holocaust Survivors 1951-2000

16h30-18h00 : On Survival in Literature
Présidente de séance : Eva Lezzi (Berlin)

Daniel Pedersen (Stockholm) : Surviving through Poetry – The Case of Nelly Sachs
Andree Michaelis (Francfort sur Oder) : The Survivor as Writer and as Witness or Why Primo Levi Did not Want to Be Called a “Survivor”
Jan Taubitz (Erfurt/Berlin) : From Anne Frank to Amy Bellette: How Philip Roth Anticipated the Memory Boom and the Role of the Survivor

Vendredi 21 Novembre

09h00-11h00 : Survival Post Migration
Présidente de séance : Stefanie Schüler-Springorum (Berlin)

Anne Rothe (Detroit) : Survivors Made in America: Intersections of Social Darwinism, Holocaust Memory, and Popular Culture
Noam Zadoff (Bloomington) : Bridging the Abyss? Holocaust Survivors in Israel

11h30-13h00 : Who is a Survivor? (II) Responses by Historians
Présidente de séance : Gertrud Pickhan (Berlin)

Elisabeth Gallas (Jérusalem) : Framing Holocaust Research in New York – The Role of Survivor Historians in the Aftermath of World War II
Julia Menzel (Lüneburg): Between “Nothing” and “Something”. Narratives of Survival in H. G. Adler‘s Scholarly and Literary Analysis of the Shoah
René Schlott (Potsdam) : The Survivor as a Historian. Raul Hilberg (1926-2007) and the Holocaust Historiography

14h30-15h30 :  Survivors‘ Movements
Présidente de séance : Atina Grossmann (New York/Berlin)

Sebastian Schönemann (Coblence) : The Name Registry as Testimony: About the Commemorative Function of Survivors‘ Early Tracing Services
Ran Zwigenberg (Penn State) : From the Ashes: Hiroshima, the Holocaust and the Rise of the “Survivor” as a Moral Category

15h30-16h00 : Conclusion
Stefanie Schüler-Springorum (Berlin)

 

Jews and Wars : Appel à contribution

L’Université de Vancouver et l’organisme de recherche Western Jewish Studies Association Conference (WJSA) lancent l’appel à communication ci-dessous pour la conférence « Jews and Wars »  qui aura lieu à Vancouver en mai 2015.
Les candidatures sont à envoyer avant le 2 novembre 2014.

Call for Paper

Jews and Wars
University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada
Wednesday May 13-Thursday May 14, 2015.

With 2014 the centennial of the beginning of the First World War, and 2015 the seventieth anniversary of the end of the Second World War, the WJSA has made the theme of this conference « Jews and wars« . The WJSA encourages papers and panels on this theme, as well as on Jews in the North American West(s) and Jewish studies in the public sphere. All scholars of Jewish studies, however, are invited to submit proposals on any topic for presentations, roundtables and/or workshops. We welcome proposals from graduate students.

Proposals
Paper proposals should be no longer than 250 words and should be submitted with a short CV (no more than two pages) and contact information.

Panels
Organizers of panels should submit a cover sheet with the title of the panel and the titles of each of the papers and contact information for each presenter, followed by individual paper proposals, brief CVs (no more than two pages) and contact information.

The deadline for submission is November 2, 2014. Email proposals for papers and panels, with CVs, to wjsa2015@gmail.com
The notification on the status of paper will be sent by December 1, 2014. Once accepted, you must register for the conference by 8 December 2014 to be put on the program.

The conference
The 2015 conference will be held at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, Wednesday May 13-Thursday May 14, 2015.
Registration form will be available online at www.wjsa.net/

Hotel Accommodations
The University of British Columbia’ s summer accommodations will open on May 12, 2015. A block of rooms have been reserved for WJSA at a special rate from May 12-14, 2015. For further details, see registration form.

The New Wave of Russian-Jewish (Transnational and Trans-generic) Cultural Production : Appel à contribution

harriman_logo_wide_528L’Institut Harriman (spécialisé dans les études russes, eurasiennes et est-européennes) de l’Université de Columbia organise les 4 et 5 décembre prochain une conférence sur les différentes oeuvres artistitiques (art, cinéma, littérature, musique) produites au cours des quinze dernières années par des Juifs américains russophones. Dans ce cadre, l’Institut lance l’appel à contribution que vous trouverez ci-dessous. Les dossiers (titre de l’intervention, courte biographie, proposition d’intervention en anglais de 300 à 500 mots) sont à soumettre avant le 5 septembre.

Call for Paper

The New Wave of Russian-Jewish (Transnational and Trans-generic) Cultural Production (December 4-5, 2014)
Deadline: September 5, 2014
Harriman Institute at Columbia University

The most recent wave of Russian-speaking Jewish immigration to North America (1970s-1990s) incubated a rich panoply of talented artists, filmmakers, musicians, and writers; all of whom conveyed cultural capital from the Soviet Union to the West. Contemporary Jewish, immigrant writers from the former Soviet Republics, including David Bezmozgis, Boris Fishman, Keith and Masha Gessen, Michael Idov, Sana Krasikov, Gary Shteyngart, Anya Ulinich, Lara Vapnyar, and Anya von Bremzen, are upending the definition of Jewish immigrant literature. The writers in this community have produced collectively a wide-range of textual creative endeavors: memoirs, short story collections, novels, non-fiction, cookbooks, and finally a graphic novel.

These works are innovative in that they are boundary crossing productions: they display the writers’ transnationalism and multiculturalism in that they take place in Russia, Canada, the U.S., Italy, etc. While crossing geographical frontiers these authors also traverse multiple textual and visual genres. Lara Vapnyar’s Broccoli and Other Tales of Love and Food (2008), is both a short story-collection and a cookbook as it includes recipes. Anya von Bremzen’s memoir Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking (2013) also fuses recipes with the more traditional autobiographical genre. Anya Ulinich’s Lena Finkle’s Magic Barrel (2014) is a graphic novel where the author displays her artistic background and her mastery of the writer’s craft. David Bezmozgis is both a writer and a filmmaker; he is currently turning his short story collection Natasha (2004) into a movie.

In addition to these writers, there are representatives of this community generating cultural capital, and navigating both territorial borders and borders of genre in other artistic realms. Regina Spektor has released numerous albums including Soviet Kitsch (2004), and won a Grammy Award in 2014. In her work she distills her classical musical background with influences from Soviet poetry (e.g. Boris Pasternak) and Soviet bard music (e.g. Bulat Okudzhava.) Lera Auerbach, an award winning, classically trained pianist and composer, has been commissioned to write classical music for Gidon Kramer and the Royal Danish Ballet; her music for the new ballet The Little Mermaid premiered at the Copenhagen Opera House in 2005. Many of Auerbach’s compositions are inspired by Russian literature—e.g. Speak, Memory (2010) and Gogol (2010). Julia Loktev is an acclaimed filmmaker, known for Day Night Day Night (2006) and the Loneliest Planet (2011). Slava Tsukerman’s documentaries include Stalin’s Wife (2004) and Perestroika (2008).

This conference focuses on the various modes of artistic composition that Russian-speaking Jewish Americans have excelled at in the last decade and a half including art, film, literature, and music. Particular emphasis will be given to the negotiation of genre and geography in this cultural production.

Please send paper title, abstract (300-500 words), and short bio to Anna.Katsnelson@gmail.com by 5 September 2014.

Parution : After They closed the Gates

Libby Garland, After They Closed the Gates. Jewish Illegal Immigration to the United States, 1921-1965, Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 2004, 312p.

After-they-closed-the-gatesDans son livre intitulé After They Closed the Gates. Jewish Illegal Immigration to the United States, 1921-1965, Libby Garland raconte l’histoire de l’immigration illégale des Juifs aux Etats-Unis depuis l’apparition des quotas dans les années 1920 jusqu’aux années 1960. Elle s’intéresse aussi bien aux réponses que les autorités publiques et les organisations juives ont apportées aux entrées illégales des migrants juifs sur le territoire américain qu’à celles données par les passeurs étrangers et la famille de ces migrants.

Cet ouvrage est issu d’une thèse de doctorat en histoire dont certains aspects avaient déjà fait l’objet d’une publication en 2008 et 2010 sous la forme de deux articles dans la revue American Jewish History :
« No quite closed Gates: Jewish Alien Smuggling in the Post Quota Years », American Jewish History, vol. 94, n°3, 2008, p.197-224.
« Fighting to be Insiders: American Jewish Leaders and the Michigan Alien Registration Law of 1931», American Jewish History, vol. 96, n°2, 2010, p.109-140.

Sommaire :
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. Building the Apparatus of Immigration Control
2. American Law, Jewish Solidarity
3. Smuggling in Jews
4. Illicit Journeys
5. Battling Alien Registration
6. Abolishing the Quotas
Epilogue
Notes
Index