Current Events

Digital Workshop | September 2020

You are invited to attend the first in a series of online workshops that explores the relationship between the feuilleton and modern Jewish cultures. These workshops, which will occur in fall 2020 and spring 2021, hope to shed light on the interaction between translation and multilingual feuilleton texts. Read more.

Past Events

Jerusalem Conference | 2019

With funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, this conference welcomed scholars based in Europe and Israel to the project of exploring the histories and styles of the feuilleton. Read more.

Michigan Translation Workshop | 2019

This experimental workshop convened a small groups of scholars interested in the feuilleton, looking at, in particular, their linguistic, geographic, cultural, social and political contexts in which feuilletons appeared. Read more.

Ohio State University Conference | 2018

The Feuilleton & Modern Jewish Cultures. What do Heinrich Heine, Theodor Herzl, Vladimir Jabotinsky, Isaac Babel, Walter Benjamin, Leah Goldberg and Antoni Słonimski all have in common? These Jewish writers all wrote feuilletons: entertaining essays, sketches, satires and stories that appeared “below the line” in newspapers. Read more.

Symposium at the University of Michigan | 2017

Below the Line? Heinrich Heine, Sholem Aleichem, Theodor Herzl, Vladimir Jabotinsky, Joseph Roth, Walter Benjamin, and Ilya Ehrenburg – all these are the names of Jewish writers during the 19th and early 20th centuries, who wrote feuilletons, often side by side with poems, novels, short stories, or philosophical and political works. Does the fact that these prominent Jewish figures wrote feuilletons in Hebrew, Yiddish, German, Russian and Polish makes these feuilletons Jewish? Read More.