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Re: Query: Looking for sources about the literary representations of the Jewish grandmother

My account of my own grandmother's legacy and final benediction to me -- how to use her library -- appears in my piece "Stretto," Perspectives of New Music, Vol. 33, No. 1/2. (Winter - Summer, 1995), pp. 180-190. http://www.jstor.org/stable/833704

Ronald Robboy

Re: Query: Looking for sources about the literary representations of the Jewish grandmother

May I suggest that you look at Paulina Wengeroff's Memoirs of a Grandmother. Her view of her own relation to her children and grandchildren and her approach to cultural continuity, quite prominent in the structure of the book, was far more nuanced than scholars once assumed. See my afterword to Rememberings, the translation by Henny Wenkart (University Press of Maryland, 2000) [https://jewishstudies.umd.edu/publication-series].

Re: Query: Looking for sources about the literary representations of the Jewish grandmother

At the beginning of Chap. 7 of Number Our Days, by Barbara Myerhoff, there is a discussion among the elders at the community center about men's and women's Judaism. Rachel describes her grandmother's transmission of Judaism to her granddaughters. It's a beautiful passage.

CfA: USHMM-NYU Research Workshop, Holocaust Studies in China, due March 30, 2018

Call for Applications: Holocaust Studies in China Research Workshop
Monday-Friday, October 15-19, 2018
New York University Shanghai
Applications are due March 20, 2018
Chinese text available below
The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and New York University Shanghai invite applications for a research workshop entitled Holocaust Studies in China.

Announcement of New Book Series in Intercultural Transfer Studies with Anthem Press

We invite authors from the humanities and social sciences to submit book proposals and manuscripts for our new book series in Intercultural Transfer Studies. We seek manuscripts that highlight the interconnected nature of the modern world since the fifteenth century. Book proposals and manuscripts should focus on the processes of intercultural contacts and transfers that shaped human societies and cultures. The intercultural transfer paradigm allows us to study phenomena within the space these phenomena created, and which cuts across national spaces.