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Jewish Studies as Counterlife: A Report to the Academy

Adam Zachary Newton


This book tells the story of a Jewish Studies that hasn’t yet happened—at least not fully. At bottom, the modest version of a swerve it performs is to ask: what do we mean when we say, “Jewish Studies,” when we conjoin its component terms, when a field takes up its past and projects its future, when we imagine it not as mere amalgam but project? JS offers a unique lens through which to view the horizon of the academic humanities because, though it arrived belatedly, it has spanned a range of disciplinary locations and configurations, from an “origin story” in nineteenth-century historicism and ... More

Keywords: community, figure, humanities, interdiscursive, Jewish Studies, “to come”, dialogic

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780823283958
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823283958.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adam Zachary Newton, author
Yeshiva University