Each week as Shabbat approaches, the My Machberet blog presents a collection of links, drawn primarily from the world of Jewish books and writing.
- “The Canadian Jewish News is returning, again, starting in January.” The Canadian Jewish Record reports.
- The December edition of the Jewish Book Carnival went live this week on the site of The Rachack Review.
- “For a special issue on the representational crossings of Jewishness, Women, and Popular Culture, SAJL [Studies in American Jewish Literature] invites proposals on film, television, popular literature, and social media, not limited to the United States or to the 21st century. We encourage expansive imagination of place, time, and methodology, and we especially welcome theoretical and comparative studies that venture across borders and eras in history. Critical consideration of the relation of such inquiry to the traditional disciplines is of particular interest to the journal. Please send focused and argument-driven proposals (of up to 500 words) to guest editor Hilene Flanzbaum (Butler University) by January 1, 2021. Complete essays will be due September 1, 2021.” Announcement w/contact info on H-Net. Note: This is an academic project and I would not expect compensation to be provided.
- Looking ahead: lots of book-related (and other!) programming awaits in the Winter-Spring 2021 catalog from the Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center.
- And ICYMI: My latest published piece spotlights one of the first anti-Nazi works of short fiction: Kathrine Kressmann Taylor’s “Address Unknown.”