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The Yiddish Columbus: Critical Counter-History and the Remapping of American Jewish Literature

Rachel Rubinstein, Hampshire College

March 13, 2019 · 4:30 pm6:00 pm EDT · 101 McCormick

Program in American Studies

This lecture explores the ways in which the myth of Columbus can be mobilized to unearth “underground” indigenous, African and Jewish histories in the New World, and suggests a new geography for American Jewish literature that exceeds the boundaries of English and the United States.

Rachel Rubinstein is professor of American literature and Jewish studies at Hampshire College.

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