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Grants in North America

The New Wave of Russian-Jewish-American Culture

The New Wave of Russian-Jewish-American Culture

East European Jewish Affairs, a publication of the University of Colorado’s Program in Jewish Studies, the University of Toronto, and the Nevzlin Center for Russian and East European Jewry at Hebrew University, serves as the leading global journal dealing with both Jews in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union as well as Ashkenazic Jews wherever in the world they may be.

Serving as a bridge between Jewish Studies and Russian and East European Studies, as well as between the scholarly community and the public, the journal welcomes scholarly submissions of single- or multi-authored articles, review essays, and annotated archival documents.

With the support of Genesis Philanthropy Group, this special issue of the Journal of East European Jewish Affairs focuses on the various modes of artistic composition that Russian-speaking Jewish Americans have excelled at in the last twenty years including art, film, literature, and music.

Particular emphasis is given to the negotiation of genre and geography in this cultural production, particularly in work that moves beyond writing to examine music, film, visual arts, and other forms of cultural production. The issue has 12 scholarly articles, interviews, book reviews, short stories, poetry, artwork and photography, and explicitly put the spotlight on works of Russian Jewish American women.

Golas and Objectives

  • This Special Issue will be available to all scholars who study the subject of Russian Jewish American Cultural Production and will feature many modes of creativity that Russian Jewish American artists engage in including music, art, and photography.
  • The issue of East European Jewish Affairs will treat Russian Jewish American Culture as a subject worthy of inquiry highlighting women culture makers.
  • Journal will broadcast and publicize the important work of to-date lesser known artists, writers, and filmmakers, especially women, whose cultural production is often not reviewed by major publications.

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