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

Jewish Literature and Culture II

Session Chair: 
Rise B. Axelrod, University of California, Riverside
Time: 
Session 4: Friday 3:50-5:20pm
Location: 
Studio Suite (PH-ET)

Presenters/Papers:

  1. Steven Rita-Procter, York University (Canada)
    This paper examines the various ways in which Jewish collective memories of the Argentine “Dirty War” have evolved and coalesced in the wake of Spanish judge Baltazar Garzán’s 196-page report on the suffering of Argentina’s 300,000 Jews during the dictatorship that lasted from 1976 to 1983.
  2. Renee Grodsky, California State University, Los Angeles
    Rosa Sonneschein's The American Jewess encapsulates the changing dynamics of women within domesticity in the late 19th century.  One particular column, "The Woman...Who Talks," gave a voice to issues of social advocacy, Zionism, female education, and the Reform movement, all under the guise of the domestic arena.  The column represents a shift in conduct manuals of the time, as these women gave voice to equality over ideals of propriety.
  3. Clarissa Castaneda, University of California, Riverside
    This paper focuses on how institutionally held survivor testimonies function as model archives that translate the past into the present and the singular into the collective. Like many pieces of contemporary Jewish American literature, these archives are hybrid, private-public spaces that mitigate the impact of cultural erasure by inviting re-membering in a contemporary context.
Session Cancelled: 
No