Jewish Literatures and Cultures in Southeastern Europe. Experiences, Positions, Memories
Ed. by Renate Hansen-Kokoruš and Olaf Terpitz (University of Graz)
Böhlau (Schriften des Centrums für Jüdische Studien, Bd. 37): Wien, 2021
Southeastern Europe is characterized by a high degree of ethical, religious and cultural diversity. Jews, whether Sephardim, Ashkenazim or Romaniots – settling there in different periods – experienced divergent life worlds which engendered rich cultural production. Though recent scholarly and popular interest in this heterogeneous region has grown impressively, Jewish cultural production is still an under-researched area.
The volume offers an overview of the diverse Jewish experiences in Southeastern Europe from the 19th to the 21st centuries, and the various forms and strategies of their representation in literature, the arts, historiography and philosophy, thus creating a dialogue between Jewish studies, Balkan studies, and current literary and cultural theories.