The Jewish Cultural Studies series offers a contemporary view of Jewish culture as it has been constructed, symbolized, produced, communicated, and consumed around the globe. More than a series on Jewish ideas, it uncovers ideas of being Jewish.
In documenting and interpreting the diverse ways in which Jews express themselves as Jews--in custom, festival, narrative, art, architecture, music, dance, dress, performance, language, and food--the series contributes to a greater understanding of the dimensions of Jewish identity as perceived by Jews and non-Jews. It comments on the societies in which Jews live, and the tapestry of life formed from cultural exchange, conflict, and integration. It explores the cultural dimensions of homeland and diaspora, assimilation and separation, in Jewish experience and belief. As an inquiry into cultural identities and expressions, it also considers the range of institutions that represent and respond to Jewishness, including museums, the media, agencies, synagogues, and schools.
With its wide-ranging, interdisciplinary focus, the Jewish Cultural Studies series offers an innovative forum in Jewish studies. It covers the cultural practices of secular Jews as well as of religious Jews of all persuasions, and from historical as well as contemporary perspectives. While drawing especially on perspectives from folklore, anthropology, history, the humanities, and sociology, contributions from other disciplines are welcome so long as they are cutting edge and widely accessible.
Each volume also includes the winners of the Raphael Patai Prize for articles on Jewish culture.
Published by the Littman Library of Jewish Civilization for the Jewish Section of the American Folklore Society.
|Bronner, Simon J.||Jewish Cultural Studies, Volume 1:
Jewishness: Expression, Identity, and Representation
|Bronner, Simon J.||Jewish Cultural Studies, Volume 2:
Jews at Home: The Domestication of Identity
|Bronner, Simon J.||Jewish Cultural Studies, Volume 3:
Revisioning Ritual: Jewish Traditions in Transition
|Bronner, Simon J.||Jewish Cultural Studies, Volume 4:
Framing Jewish Culture: Boundaries and Representations
Awarded for best unpublished essay on Jewish folklore and ethnology
completed by a student between January 2012-June 2013.
Format, Deadline, and Guidelines: 8-12,000 words, in English, prepared
electronically in Word (with in-text citations and reference list). Deadline: July 1, 2013
Contact: Professor Simon J. Bronner, School of Humanities, The Pennsylvania State University, 777 West Harrisburg Pike, Middletown, PA 17057-4898, USA, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Section of the American Folklore Society and the Committee on the Anthropology of Jews and Judaism of the American Anthropological Association invite submissions for its Raphael Patai Prize in Jewish Folklore and Ethnology awarded for the best unpublished student paper on Jewish folklore and ethnology completed between January 2012 and June 2013.
Submissions are reviewed by an international committee and notifications are made by October 2013. Papers sent for the Prize are considered submissions to the book series Jewish Cultural Studies (Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, Oxford, UK, www.littman.co.uk/jcs/index.htm) and should not be under review with any other publication. The winner of the prize receives $200 and a citation from the American Folklore Society.
The criteria for submissions are:
1. Papers will be written in English. Approaches to the subject cover Jewish
material and apply folkloristic and ethnological perspectives.
2. The length of papers is of publishable essay length–usually 8 to 12,000
words. The citation style uses in-text citations and a reference list.
3. Submitted unpublished paper was written by a student between January 2012 and June 2013, and not submitted for publication.
4. Papers should be submitted electronically in Word on or before July 1, 2013 to
5. Submitters give their contact information, including postal and email
address; submitters should identify the university and department (give course and professor's name if appropriate) where the paper was prepared.
For more information, see http://www.afsnet.org/?page=JewishFLE or write email@example.com