Click below to read a recent Lilith blog post, where TJST member Dr. Caryn Tamber-Rosenau discusses poetry two of her students at the University of Houston wrote for her Women in the Hebrew Bible course. At the bottom of the blog you can read the poetry, written by Muktha Nair and Sara Milic.
“Talking Back to The Red Tent in the #MeToo Era”
On June 21st, Professor Jason Johnson (Trinity University) published an Op-Ed in the Washington Post. The article, “The truth neither side wants to admit: President Trump’s wall will work, but it will mean America has failed,” discusses parallels between calls for a border wall in the United States and the real border wall that literally divided the 20th century German village of Mödlareuth. Professor Johnson’s monograph about the history of Mödlareuth—Divided Village: The Cold War in the German Borderlands—was recently published by Routledge.
Call for paper and panel proposals on all areas of Jewish Studies regardless of discipline, geographical focus, or time period. The WJSA usually features panels about Jews in the American West, pedagogical aspects of Jewish Studies, and contemporary Jewish issues. This year, panels on Jews in Texas are welcome. Panels are also welcome marking the anniversaries of Kristallnacht and Israeli Independence.
Paper proposals should be no longer than one double-spaced typed page and should be submitted with a short CV that contains contact information. The submission of panels on a common topic is encouraged. Organizers of panels should submit a cover sheet with the title of the panel and the titles of each of the papers and contact information for each presenter, followed by the individual paper proposals and brief CVs. Scholars of Jewish Studies, including advanced graduate students, are invited to submit proposals for papers, presentations, and workshops. A limited number of modest travel stipends are available for graduate students and overseas scholars who will be presenting papers at the conference. Individuals wishing to chair a session should submit their CV.
The WJSA annually confers the Baron Award for best graduate student paper presented at the conference. The student will receive $200 and a lengthier version of the paper will be considered for publication in Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies.
Although there is no WSJA membership requirement for participation in the conference, there is a higher registration fee charged for non-members. Proposals should be emailed to Lawrence Baron at email@example.com. Deadline for submission of proposals is November 1, 2017.