MJSA 2022 Conference
18-19 September 2022
at
The University of Nebraska
Omaha, NE

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

SUNDAY

9:00 - 10:45  -- Arts and Culture

Chair:

  • “A Zionist Message in Stained Glass” ; Laura E. Cochrane, Middle Tennessee State University

  • “Arbel Chorale: The Third Modern Jewish Choir”; Stephen Michael Cohen, Independent Scholar

  • “The Purim Ball as Public Event in Nineteenth-Century Kansas”; David M. Katzman, Kansas Jewish History Project

11:00- 12:15 -- Teaching the Holocaust

Chair:

  • “Holocaust Literature as Panacea: The Representation Of The Destruction Of European Jewry In Children’s Books”; Lori Ann Laster, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

  • “Antisemitism 1940: Maurice Samuel’s The Great Hatred”; Alan Levenson, Oklahoma University – Norman Virtual

  • “Holocaust Education in Arkansas”; Toby Klein, University of Arkansas – Fayetteville

 

LUNCH

 

2:00-3:45pm -- Rabbinic Judaism and Literature

chair:

  • “Varieties of Rewriting in Second Temple and Rabbinic Judaism”; Matthew Goldstone, Academy for Jewish Religion  (Sunday Aft, Virtual)

  • “Scholarship Against Reform: David Luria’s on the Antiquity of the Zohar”; Brian Hillman, Indiana University – Bloomsburg

  • “Odd Couple: ‘Couple’ by Sivan-Har-Shefi”; Laura Wiseman, York University

 

4:00-5:15 -- Gender

Chair:

  • “Are You an Eve or A Sarah? Performing Jewish Female Identity in Hanna Senesh (1958)”;Jacob Hellman, Augsburg University

  • “Kabbalistic Kaddish: Jewish Mysticism, Allen Ginsberg and memorializing Mad Jewish womanhood”; Zara Zachary Richter, George Washington University

 

MONDAY

 

9-10:30 -- Holocaust

Chair:

  • “Resisting Modernities: Joseph Soloveitchik's Critique of Instrumental Reason”; Levi Morrow, Hebrew University

  • “Jewish Petitions to Slovak President Jozef Tiso, 1939 – 1945”] Madeline Vadkerty, Gratz College

  • “The Double-Edged Sword: Jewish Physicians in the Warsaw Ghetto, 1939-1945”; Ana Villegas, University of Toronto virtual

 

10:15-11:30 -- Literature of the Other

Chair:

  • “The presentation of the Holocaust in Arab Literature”; Charlyn Ingwerson, Drury University

  • “Every-day religious polemics among Portuguese Conversos (1640-1660)” Shai Zamir, University of Michigan

  • “Jewish Graphic Memoir and the Immigrant Experience”' Mara W. Cohen Ioannides, Missouri State University

 

 

LUNCH

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CONFERENCE REGISTRATION / FEES

Registration closes September 10, 2022

For meals please indicate "regular", "vegetarian", or "kosher"

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Faculty In-Person

$100 for both days, includes three meals

$75 for Sunday, includes two meals

$40 for Monday, includes one meal

Just dinner and the plenary $30

Student In-Person

$60 for both days, includes three meals

$40 for Sunday, includes two meals

$30 for Monday, includes one meal

Just dinner and the plenary $30

ZOOM 

 $10/day

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GRADUATE STUDENT PAPER AWARD

The winning paper will be recognized on our website and the winner awarded a check.

Please direct all inquiries and submissions to: Dr. Mara W. Cohen Ioannides (maraioannides@missouristate.edu).