Call for Papers: Special Issue of “Studia Rossica Posnaniensia” (2022, vol. XLVII/ 1)
I'm excited to announce the publication of my book, which I hope will be of interest to you, and might also provide some unusual and engaging teaching material:
Jonathan Waterlow, It's Only a Joke, Comrade! Humour, Trust and Everyday Life under Stalin.
In the shadow of the Gulag, Soviet citizens were still cracking jokes. They had to.
If you read German: there is a biography focusing on the life, work and network of Jonas Kreppel. https://www.mandelbaum.at/buch.php?id=787&menu=buecher I am currently writing a review (also in German), if this is of any relevance, let me know and I might be able to send it to you as soon as it is ready.
If you are a Yiddish reader, there was a very informative article published in Afn Shvel by David Schonberg in Issue 374-375, Winter-Spring 2017/
This is a bio-bibliographical response: Zalmen Reyzen, in vol. 3 of his Leksikon fun der yidisher literatur (1927; cols. 790-796; in Yiddish), has an extensive entry on Kreppel. A follow-up entry on Kreppel is included in the successor to Reyzen’s Leksikon, vol. 8 of the Leksikon fun der nayer yidisher literatur (1981; cols. 275-276). Both of these sources focus on Kreppel’s Yiddish works (the vast majority of Kreppel’s publications listed in WorldCat are in Yiddish).
I'm not researching Kreppel (just some of his contemporaries), but -- in case you're not aware of it -- there are a number of items by or about him in the Historical Jewish Press website, jpress.org.il . Search it under his Hebrew name, יונה קרפל
I hope that's helpful -- best of success,
Truman Institute, Hebrew University
I'd like to connect with people working on or studying the writings of Jonas Kreppel (1874-1940). I recently came upon his writings in the archives of the Arnold Schoenberg Center (Vienna). Schoenberg had a copy of Juden und Judentum von Heute (1925). I've come across other writings subsequently, and am keen to assess where this material fits in with the scholarship of Viennese-Jewry.