Ruth R. Wisse is the Martin Peretz Professor of Yiddish Literature and
Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University, and has taught
at McGill, Stanford, New York, Hebrew and Tel Aviv universities.
A pre-eminent authority on modern Jewish literature, a widely published scholar, editor, essayist and columnist, Professor Wisse is most recently the author of "The Modern Jewish Canon".
|Read about Ruth Wisse:|
|Biography on the Harvard University website|
|"Mame-loshn at Harvard"|
|Books translated by Ruth Wisse|
|Read about "The Modern Jewish Canon"|
The Modern Jewish Canon: A Journey through Language and Culture
If I Am Not For Myself: The Liberal Betrayal of the Jews
The Schlemiel As Modern Hero
A Little Love in Big Manhattan
I.L. Peretz And The Makings Of Modern Jewish Culture.
Edited works include:
The Penguin Book Of Modern Yiddish Verse (With Irving Howe)
The Best Of Sholem Aleichem
The I.L. Peretz Reader
A Shtetl and Other Yiddish Novellas
Ruth Wisse was in Australia to deliver the
The Richard Pratt Oration - Inaugural Lecture
at The University of Melbourne
The Centre for Jewish History and Culture