Professor Ruth Wisse

  Professor 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

"How did American colleges get so anti-Semitic?"

  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
  Prof 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
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