Russian and East European Jewish Cultures-Junior Scholars Workshop

Levis Faculty Center, 4th Floor
919 West Illinois Street
Urbana, IL 61801

Monday,  May 21st

8:30 Breakfast

9:00-11:20 Panel 1, Dana Rabin, University of Illinois, (Chair)

Julia Dasbach, University of Pennsylvania: “Tracing the Traceless: Trauma, Translation & the Archive”

Lizy Mostowski, University of Illinois: “The Problem of Being a Polish-Jew: The Post-Holocaust Poland of Julian Tuwim & Avrom Sutzkever”

Diana Sakilowski, University of Illinois: “Reimagining Lost Times and Positing Communities: The Work of Memory in Piotr Szewc’s Zagłada”

Harriet Murav, University of Illinois (Respondent)

11:30-1:00 Lunch

1:00-2:00 Amelia Glaser, University of California, San Diego (Keynote Talk): “Angry Winds: Jewish Leftists and the Challenge of Palestine, 1929”

2:00-2:30 Coffee Break

2:30-4:50 Panel 2, Eugene M. Avrutin, University of Illinois (Chair)

Aleksandra Jakubczak, Columbia University: “Protecting the Jewish Daughters: Moral Panic and the Jewish Anti-White Slavery Campaign, 1880s-1914”

Anastasia Strakhova, Emory University: “Imagining Emigration: Crossing the Borders of Russian Jewry during the Era of Mass Migration, 1881-1917”

LeiAnna Hamel, University of Illinois: “Prostitution and Pollution in Sholem Asch’s God of Vengeance and Alexander Kuprin’s The Pit

Dana Rabin and George Gasyna University of Illinois (Respondents)

Tuesday, May 22nd

8:30 Breakfast

9:00-11:20 Panel 3, Amelia Glaser, University of California, San Diego (Chair)

Josh Meyers, Stanford University: “My Heart Sensed Trouble, and it Came”: A Genealogy of the Bund’s Defeat in the Russian Revolution”

Marina Shcherbakova, Heidelberg University: “Dynamics of Collection and Museal Representation of Jewish Culture in Ukraine (1917-1941)”

Frankee Lyons, University of Illinois, Chicago: “Imagining Post-Stalinist Socialism in Poland: Destalinization and Jewish Youth at the Fifth World Festival of Youth and Students, Warsaw 1955”

Eugene M. Avrutin, University of Illinois (Respondent) 

11:30-1:00 Lunch

Presentation by Joseph Lenkart (Slavic Reference Service, University of Illinois)

1:00-3:20 Panel 4, Harriet Murav, University of Illinois (Chair)

Jason Wagner, University of Michigan: “The Semantics of Form in Moyshe Kulbak’s Modernist Polymetric Poemas, Di Shtot and Raysn

Tyler Dolan, University of Illinois: “A Space Between:  Sovereignty, violence, and the breaking body in post-World War 1 literature of the borderlands.” 

Alexandre Gontchar, Harvard University: “In the Ravine of Russian Capitalism: Chekhov and the Dissimilated Language of “Jewish” Difference” 

Amelia Glaser, University of California, San Diego (Respondent)

3:30-4:00 Coffee Break

4:00-5:00 Concluding Thoughts