North American Studies
Modern Jewish Literature
Dept. of Jewish Studies
3438 rue McTavish
Tel: (514) 398-6543
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Gender and Jewish Studies: Reshaping a Field
Paula E. Hyman, Yale University
This lecture will analyze the impact of gender-sensitive scholarship on our
understanding of Jewish history and culture, as well as the pockets of
resistance to this relatively new perspective.
Reading Jewish Women's Writings
By Esther Frank,
Dept. of Jewish Studies, McGill University
The proliferation of writings by Jewish women in America, the expansion of
scholarship, and the 1997 publication of Jewish Women in America An
Historical Encyclopedia herald a new moment in the study of Jewish writing.
When taken together, these features point to a current interest in women's
writings and argue for a revitalization of Jewish concerns in America.