Jewish Literatures and Cultures in Southeastern Europe
Experiences, Positions, Memories
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The volume offers an overview of the diverse Jewish experiences in Southeastern Europe from the 19th to the 21st centuries, and the various forms and strategies of their representation in literature, the arts, historiography and philosophy.
Southeastern Europe is characterized by a high degree of ethnical, religious and cultural diversity. Jews, whether Sephardim, Ashkenazim or Romaniots – settling there in different periods – experienced divergent life worlds which engendered rich cultural production. Though recent scholarly and popular interest in this heterogeneous region has grown impressively, Jewish cultural production is still an under-researched area.
The volume offers an overview of the diverse Jewish experiences in Southeastern Europe from the 19th to the 21st centuries, and the various forms and strategies of their representation in literature, the arts, historiography and philosophy, thus creating a dialogue between Jewish studies, Balkan studies, and current literary and cultural theories.
- Renate Hansen-Kokoruš (Hg.)
- Renate Hansen-Kokoruš is a retired professor of Slavic literatures and cultures (until 2019) at the Institute of Slavic Studies at the University of Graz (Austria), following positions in Mannheim, Berlin, Waterloo (Can.), Zadar, Frankfurt/M. and Innsbruck. She is co-editor of the journal Anzeiger für Slavische Philologie and editor of the book series Grazer Studien zur Slawistik (Kovač). Her research topics encompass satire and humor, the chronotope of return in South Slavic literatures,...
- Olaf Terpitz (Hg.)
- PD Dr. Olaf Terpitz ist Slawist, Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaftler an der Universität Wien. Er befasst sich komparatistisch mit slawisch-jüdischen Begegnungen, Transfer- und Übersetzungsprozessen.