CFP: The Feuilleton and Modern Jewish Cultures

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Submission deadline approaching, August 24, 2018

The Feuilleton Project, an initiative organized by faculty at Michigan State University, Ohio State University and the University of Michigan, invites papers for the second annual symposium on the Feuilleton and Modern Jewish Cultures. The symposium will be held October 21-22, 2018 at the Ohio State University in Columbus, OH.

In the nineteenth century, the feuilleton became a major cultural and political genre in newspapers across Europe and beyond. Feuilletons appeared in French, German, Russian, Polish, as well as Jewish languages like Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino and Judeo-Arabic. By the early twentieth century, the feuilleton was a key site for discussions of national character, portraits of urban life, and aesthetic innovations. It was also increasingly perceived as a Jewish form, by Jewish, non-Jewish, and anti-Semitic writers.

This symposium will explore the feuilleton as a meeting place for journalism, politics and literature; a locus of urban culture; a site of negotiation for transnational identities; and a rich topic for the digital humanities. We welcome papers from history, literary studies, cultural studies, journalism and other related fields and encourage a wide range of theoretical, disciplinary and linguistic approaches.

Please send an abstract of 250 words to by August 24, 2018.

Questions? Contact Naomi Brenner (, Shachar Pinsker (, Matt Handelsman (