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Liverpool University Press Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Jewish Cultural Studies Book Series

Friday, May 18, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Rosalind V. Rini Larson

Jewish Cultural Studies, the book series in the Littman Library of Jewish Civilization that is sponsored by the Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Section of the American Folklore Society, celebrates its tenth anniversary this year in 2018. Liverpool University Press has published a piece on their blog celebrating this anniversary and the dedicated series editor Simon J. Bronner, who serves as the convener of both the AFS Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Section and the AFS Folklore and History Section, in addition to having served as former president of the AFS Fellows and on the AFS executive board. To quote from the piece, 

"Ten years ago, the inaugural [series] volume, Jewishness: Expression, Identity, and Representationedited by Simon J. Bronner, drew wide attention with its announcement of an emerging interdisciplinary field of Jewish cultural studies and a provocative cover photograph of Chai jewellery in the centre of a rock ‘n’ roll outfit. With chutzpah (the theme of the introduction), it set the tone for later volumes with rousing interpretive essays on Jewishness—expressions of Jewish culture, lore, and life—in the modern world.


To read the full piece, visit the Liverpool University Press website.

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