The reading group for Global Jewish Modernism met on Fridays from 12:00-1:30pm about once a month in the 2021-2022 academic year. We discussed various literary works related to the themes of the Lab. We were able to purchase and distribute copies of the English edition of each work under discussion to all participants.
Location: Classroom Building, Room 101 or outside. Lunch was provided.
Friday, October 8, 2021:
Dovid Bergelson, The End of Everything (Nokh Alemen), 1913
Friday, November 12, 2021:
George Konrád, The City Builder, translated by Ivan Sanders.
Friday, January 14, 2022:
Short stories related to the “What is a ghetto?” dialogue
Franzos, Shylock of Barnow
Saba, Trieste’s Ghetto in 1860
Rilke, A Scene from the Venetian Ghetto
Phillips, The European Tribe
Friday, February 11, 2022:
Marina Jarre, Distant Fathers, translated by Ann Goldstein
Friday, March 25, 2022:
Joseph Roth, “Strawberries” and “This Morning a Letter Arrived…” (1929), in The Collected Stories of Joseph Roth, translated by Michael Hofmann. With special guest Michael Hofmann in attendance!
Joseph Roth stories (German)
Joseph Roth stories (English)