University of Michigan

Anita NorichAnita Norich, Professor of English and Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan, teaches, lectures, and publishes on a range of topics concerning Yiddish language and literature, modern Jewish culture, Jewish American literature, and Holocaust literature. She is the author of Discovering Exile: Yiddish and Jewish American Literature in America During the Holocaust (Stanford, 2007) and of The Homeless Imagination in the Fiction of Israel Joshua Singer (Indiana University Press, 1991). She co-edited Jewish Literatures and Cultures: Context and Intertext (Brown, 2008) and Gender and Text in Modern Hebrew and Yiddish Literatures (Harvard and JTS, 1992).

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Lectures:

  • How Tevye Learned to Fiddle
  • Literature of the Holocaust: The Yiddish Difference
  • Women’s Poetry in Yiddish
  • Yiddish Matters: The Challenge and Art of Translation