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Scholar explores Jewish American literature, April 22

Hana Wirth-Nesher, a scholar of Jewish literature from Tel Aviv University, will discuss "The Accented Imagination: Speaking and Writing Jewish America" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 22, in 10 East Pyne.

Wirth-Nesher is the Haber Professor for the Jewish Experience in the United States at Tel Aviv University and is currently a visiting fellow at Harvard University. Her newest book, "Call It English: The Languages of Jewish American Writing," will be published later this year by Princeton University Press. She is the author or editor of several books and has written numerous articles on Jewish literary topics, including on Yiddish authors such as Sholem Aleichem, Isaac Bashevis Singer and Abraham Cahan.

The lecture is sponsored by the Program in Judaic Studies-Perelman Institute and Department of English . It is designated as the Jeannette Krieger and Herman Mytelka Memorial Lecture on Jewish Civilization.

Contact: Lauren Robinson-Brown (609) 258-3601

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