TOC: Studies in American Jewish Literature, Volume 38, Number 2

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October 15, 2019
Subject Fields: 
Jewish History / Studies, American History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Music and Music History, Religious Studies and Theology

The latest issue of Studies in American Jewish Literature is now online. Issue 38.2 features a special issue on “American Jews and Music,” guest edited and with an introduction by Laurence Roth.


You can find the issue online through JSTOR and Project MUSE:



Special Issue

Editor’s Introduction: American Jews and Music

Laurence Roth



“Nefesh Mountain, ‘Jewgrass,’ and the Building of an American Jewish Experience”

Aaron Klaus


“Jewish Flow: Performing Identity in Hip-Hop Music”

Leonard Stein


“Singing the Jewish Mother On and Off the Yiddish Stage”

D.A. Geller


“Performing Gender, Sexuality, and Jewishness in the Songs of William Finn’s Musical Falsettoland (1990)”

Alex Bádue


“A Cantorial Lesson: The Lineage of a Learning Encounter”

Jeremiah Lockwood


“Artistic Control and Partnership: Jewish Studies Programs and the Incubation of New Musical Works”

Judah M. Cohen


Review Essay

What We Talk about When We Talk about Hebrew (And What It Means to Americans), by Naomi B. Sokoloff, Nancy E. Berg; Women’s Hebrew Poetry on American Shores: Poems by Anne Kleiman and Annabelle Farmelant, by Shachar Pinsker

Review by: Philip Hollander


Book Reviews

A Rosenberg by Any Other Name: A History of Jewish Name Change in America, by Kirsten Fermaglich

Review by: Amy Weiss


Why Harry Met Sally: Subversive Jewishness, Anglo-Christian Power, and the Rhetoric of Modern Love, by Joshua Louis Moss

Review by: Jennifer Caplan