Studies In Yiddish

Legenda book series

Studies in Yiddish is the only scholarly series in English that is dedicated to Yiddish, a transnational language whose interesting, if sometimes tragic, history spans more than a thousand years. Its high and low literary and non-literary texts and practices have been of central importance not only to Jewish existence and history but also to the wider cultural and creative life in Central and Eastern Europe, Israel and the New World. The series regularly publishes the proceedings of the International Mendel Friedman Conference, which is convened every two years at the University of Oxford. In addition, the series includes monographs and edited volumes on all aspects of Yiddish language and culture, and proposals for new publications are welcomed.

Proposals. For details of how to propose Legenda books, see this link.

Review copies. Journals wishing to review books in this series should please contact legenda@mhra.org.uk to request copies.

Subvention. Authors in this series are not required to raise any subsidy or subvention, but are responsible in the usual way if any rights fees arise from illustrations or other copyright material included.

History. Studies in Yiddish was an early Legenda series, opening in 1999, in part through the determination of Malcolm Bowie, Legenda's founder, to present the literature of Yiddish and other non-state-sponsored languages as major contributions to European cultural history. Gennady Estraikh and Misha Krutikov, who collaborated on the very first title, remain active editors today.

Editorial Committee

  • Professor Gennady Estraikh (New York University)
  • Dr Kerstin Hoge (St Hilda's College, Oxford)
  • Professor Mikhail Krutikov (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
16Women, Men and Books: Issues of Gender in Yiddish Discourse
Edited by Gennady Estraikh, Kerstin Hoge and Mikhail Krutikov 
Studies In Yiddish 161 March 2018
15Three Cities of Yiddish: St Petersburg, Warsaw and Moscow
Edited by Gennady Estraikh and Mikhail Krutikov 
Studies In Yiddish 156 March 2017
14Children and Yiddish Literature: From Early Modernity to Post-Modernity
Edited by Gennady Estraikh, Kerstin Hoge and Mikhail Krutikov 
Studies In Yiddish 141 September 2016
13Worlds of Old Yiddish Literature
Edited by Simon Neuberg and Diana Matut 
Studies In Yiddish 1315 September 2017
12Uncovering the Hidden: The Works and Life of Der Nister
Edited by Gennady Estraikh, Kerstin Hoge and Mikhail Krutikov
Studies In Yiddish 1223 April 2014
11Joseph Opatoshu: A Yiddish Writer between Europe and America
Edited by Sabine Koller, Gennady Estraikh and Mikhail Krutikov
Studies In Yiddish 1125 September 2013
10Translating Sholem Aleichem: History, Politics and Art
Edited by Gennady Estraikh, Jordan Finkin, Kerstin Hoge and Mikhail Krutikov
Studies In Yiddish 101 June 2012
9A Captive of the Dawn: The Life and Work of Peretz Markish (1895-1952)
Edited by Joseph Sherman, Gennady Estraikh, Jordan Finkin and David Shneer
Studies In Yiddish 925 March 2011
8Yiddish in Weimar Berlin: At the Crossroads of Diaspora Politics and Culture
Edited by Gennady Estraikh and Mikhail Krutikov
Studies In Yiddish 812 April 2010
7Yiddish in the Cold War
Gennady Estraikh
Studies In Yiddish 73 October 2008
6David Bergelson: From Modernism to Socialist Realism
Edited by Joseph Sherman and Gennady Estraikh
Studies In Yiddish 624 August 2007
5The Yiddish Presence in European Literature: Inspiration and Interaction
Edited by Joseph Sherman and Ritchie Robertson
Studies In Yiddish 513 September 2005
4The Jewish Pope: Myth, Diaspora and Yiddish Literature
Joseph Sherman
Studies In Yiddish 41 July 2003
3Yiddish and the Left: Papers of the Third Mendel Friedman International Conference on Yiddish
Edited by Gennady Estraikh and Mikhail Krutikov
Studies In Yiddish 31 July 2001
2The Shtetl: Image and Reality
Edited by Gennady Estraikh and Mikhail Krutikov
Studies In Yiddish 21 July 2000
1Yiddish in the Contemporary World: Papers of the First Mendel Friedman International Conference on Yiddish
Edited by Gennady Estraikh and Mikhail Krutikov
Studies In Yiddish 11 July 1999