113th Annual Conference - Portland, Oregon
Friday, November 6 - Sunday, November 8, 2015

Jewish Literature and Culture I

Session Chair: 
Craig Svonkin, Metropolitan State University of Denver
Session 3: Friday 2:00-3:30pm
Studio Suite (PH-ET)


  1. Cheryl Edelson, Chaminade University of Honolulu
    Originating in 2001 Portland, Oregon, the dybbuk box mythos includes adaptations in print culture, reality television, and Hollywood film. I situate various iterations of this transmedia “bobe-mayse” within the context of the ambivalent reception of Jews and Judaism throughout the literary and cinematic Gothic.  
  2. Steven Gould Axelrod, University of California, Riverside
    In counterpoint to the mobility of “boxcars boxcars boxcars” in “Howl,” this presentation explores the tropes of settled domesticity and “Senior Citizen Jewish” identity permeating Ginsberg’s later poems such as “Fourth Floor, Dawn, Up All Night Writing Letters” and “In My Kitchen in New York.”
Session Cancelled: