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Profile: Anita Norich

Title: Tikva Frymer-Kensky Collegiate Professor
Ph.D., Columbia  1979

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Research Interests

Primary Interests

Yiddish literature; Jewish literatures; Holocaust literature.

Secondary Interests

Gender and ethnicity, American literature, Victorian novel.


Writing in Tongues:  Translating Yiddish in the 20th Century (Univ. of Washington Press, 2013); Discovering Exile: Yiddish And Jewish American Culture During the Holocaust (Stanford, 2007); Gender and Text in Modern Hebrew and Yiddish Literature (Co-editor, JTS and Harvard, 1992); The Homeless Imagination in the Fiction of Israel Joshua Singer (Indiana, 1991); "On the Yiddish Question," in Mapping Jewish Identities, ed. by Laurence Silberstein (NYU Press, 2000), pp. 145-58.; "Harbe sugyes/Puzzling Questions": Yiddish and English Culture in America During the Holocaust," JEWISH SOCIAL STUDIES , Vol.5, Nos. 1 & 2 (Fall 1998/Winter 1999), pp.91-110.“Mother, Mother Tongue, and Motherland: The Family in Jewish American Fiction,” (YIVO Annual, 1996); Isaac Bashevis Singer in America: The Translation Problem,” (Judaism, Spring 1995); “Yiddish Literary Studies” (Modern Judaism, Jan. 1990); “The Family Singer and the Autobiographical Imagination” (Prooftexts, Jan. 1990);
  • Languages of Modern Jewish Cultures: Comparative Perspectives
  • Writing in Tongues: Translating Yiddish in the Twentieth Century
  • Jewish Literatures and Cultures: Context and Intertext
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