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4/22/2014 8:40:37 PM
Academic Studies Press is proud to announce its newest series: Lithuanian Studies. (more)

4/22/2014 8:18:18 PM
The series "Antisemitism in America" was mentioned in The Jewish Voice. (more)

4/21/2014 7:25:33 PM
Antisemitism on the Campus: Past & Present received an excellent review in Forward! (more)

4/18/2014 9:29:19 PM
I Saw It: Ilya Selvinsky and the Legacy of Bearing Witness to the Shoah received a fantastic review in The Times Literary Supplement! (more)

3/20/2014 6:17:55 PM
Judaism Examined: Essays in Jewish Philosophy and Ethics has just been featured in "The Kosher Bookworm" section of The Jewish Star! (more)

3/6/2014 11:35:26 PM
Anthony Anemone and Peter Scotto discussed "I Am a Phenomenon Quite Out of the Ordinary": The Notebooks, Diaries and Letters of Daniil Kharms on the most recent Lapham's Quarterly podcast. (more)

2/14/2014 11:15:06 PM
Jewish Customs of Kabbalistic Origin: Their Origin and Practice received a glowing review in Wisconsin Bookwatch (The Midwest Book Review)! (more)

1/16/2014 11:21:36 PM
Prosaics and Other Provocations mentioned in "Favorite Books of 2013" in The New Yorker! (more)

12/3/2013 7:52:54 PM
Another Way, Another Time by Meir Persoff reviewed in the Journal of Modern Jewish Studies, November 2013. (more)

11/21/2013 12:53:20 AM
Living Jewishly: A Snapshot of a Generation featured in the "Community" section of Jewish News of Phoenix, AZ! (more)

11/11/2013 9:52:03 PM
A favorable review of Marat Grinberg's "I am to be read not from left to right, but in Jewish: from right to left": The Poetics of Boris Slutsky appears in the most recent Journal of Modern Jewish Studies (more)

11/4/2013 11:45:29 PM
Three Academic Studies Press titles reviewed in CHOICE this month! (more)

10/29/2013 10:18:53 PM
Steven Usitalo  was interviewed about his new book, The Invention of Mikhail Lomonosov, by Filipp Velgach of New Books in History. (more)

10/24/2013 7:15:17 PM
Author Event at the Library of Congress: Dr. Sara Reguer will be discussing her new book, The Most Tenacious of Minorities: The Jews of Italy on October 28th, from noon to 1:00 PM, in the African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room. (more)

10/24/2013 12:00:37 AM
A new review of Chapaev and His Comrades in The Russian Review!         (more)

10/23/2013 12:19:27 AM
A glowing review of My Four Years in Soviet Russia by Yitzhak Erlichson just published in the October online book review magazine "MBR Bookwatch" (part of the Midwest Book Review). (more)

10/17/2013 8:27:23 PM
"If you want to understand contemporary Jewish life in Poland, this is the book to read."--From the great review of Katka Reszke's Return of the Jew by Connie Webber in this month's Jewish Renaissance (more)

9/16/2013 8:35:26 PM
Meir Persoff's Hats in the Ring featured in a full-page review in The Jerusalem Post Magazine on September 12! (more)

9/3/2013 6:06:25 PM
Meir Persoff shared his thoughts on Jonathan Sacks's tenure as Chief Rabbi--and the prospects for new Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis--in The Guardian on Saturday. (more)

8/28/2013 12:34:42 AM
Reviews of two ASP books published in the fall issue of Slavic Review! (more)

8/13/2013 9:15:32 PM
Interview with Katka Reszke about her book, Return of the Jew, on the YIVO institute blog. (more)

8/5/2013 10:06:31 PM
"I Am a Phenomenon Quite Out of the Ordinary": The Notebooks, Diaries and Letters of Daniil Kharms reviewed on BOMBlog!         (more)

8/1/2013 10:51:21 PM
A new review of Reyfman`s Rank and Style in SEER! (more)

7/26/2013 7:38:12 PM
My Four Years in Soviet Russia featured on the YIVO Institute blog! (more)

7/25/2013 6:17:27 PM
A new review of "Tsar and God" and Other Essays in Russian Cultural Semiotics! (more)

7/24/2013 9:19:37 PM
Another positive review for Yuri Leving`s Keys to The Gift, published in SEER, April 2013! (more)

7/22/2013 11:10:59 PM
More positive feedback for Gone to Pitchipoi--a very favorable review written by Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins for JewishMediaReview. (more)

7/8/2013 6:21:56 PM
Another very favorable review! God`s Kindness Has Overwhelmed Us reviewed by Berel Dov Lerner in the July issue of Reviews in Religion & Theology! (more)

7/5/2013 11:31:28 PM
A highly favorable review of Yuri Leving`s Keys to The Gift in the Spring 2013 issue of SEEJ! (more)

7/2/2013 7:35:52 PM
A new, favorable review of Gone to Pitchipoi by Rubin Katz in the most recent newsletter of The Hidden Child Foundation! (more)

6/25/2013 6:02:18 PM
Watch the video trailer for I Saw It: Ilya Selvinsky and the Legacy of Bearing Witness to the Shoah by Maxim D. Shrayer! (more)

6/24/2013 6:22:18 PM
A new review of Strictly Kosher Reading by Yoel Finkelman! (more)

6/20/2013 5:48:53 PM
Maxim Shrayer mentioned in the Boston Globe!  (more)

6/15/2013 12:25:52 AM
A review of Alternative and Biomedicine in Israel just published in the latest issue of Symbolic Interaction! (more)

6/3/2013 7:26:51 PM
Professor Maxim D. Shrayer (Boston College) is the new editor of our series "Borderlines: Jews of Russia/Eastern Europe and Their Legacy." (more)

5/16/2013 8:01:07 PM
A new, favorable review of Three Jewish Journeys Through an Anthropologist`s Lens published in the current issue of the Journal of Modern Jewish Studies! (more)

5/7/2013 10:20:07 PM
Three of our titles are in this month`s Slavic and East European Review! (more)

5/2/2013 10:04:59 PM
Hats in the Ring is the Jewish Chronicle's book of the week! Read the review at http://www.thejc.com/arts/books/106982/hats-ring (more)

4/26/2013 1:37:20 AM
Anthony Anemone and Peter Scotto's translations of Daniil Kharms featured on the Paris Review's blog! (more)

4/24/2013 5:39:41 PM
Katka Reszke quoted in The Guardian's article on the resurgence of Jewish culture in Poland (more)

1/29/2013 8:58:26 PM
Interview with Katka Reszke featured in Inside Full of Color for her forthcoming title Return of the Jew (more)

1/21/2013 6:31:02 PM
New Review of The Pillar of Volozhin by Gil S. Perl, featured in Jewish Ideas Daily (more)

1/17/2013 5:53:07 PM
Congratulations to Jeffrey S. Kress for winning the National Jewish Book Award in Jewish Education! (more)

1/7/2013 8:08:13 PM
New Review of “I am to be read not from left to right, but in Jewish: from right to left" by Marat Grinberg, featured in H-Judaic (more)

1/7/2013 7:46:55 PM
New Review of Stefanie Pervos Bregman's Living Jewishly: A Snapshot of a Generation, featured in The Reporter Group (more)

5/10/2012 12:54:28 AM
The Muselmann at the Water Cooler is the 2012 winner of the Helen and Stan Vine Jewish Canadian Book Award in the field of Holocaust Studies! (more)

2/3/2012 6:41:35 PM
New Review for The Pale God published in Jewish Ideas Daily. (more)

2/1/2012 11:18:17 PM
New review in SEER for Yuri Leving's The Goalkeeper. (more)

2/1/2012 8:06:37 PM
New Review for Jewish Thought in Dialogue by David Shatz in The Journal of Modern Jewish Studies (more)

1/12/2012 6:12:46 PM
New Review for “I am to be read not from left to right, but in Jewish: from right to left”: The Poetics of Boris Slutsky by Marat Grinberg (more)

12/16/2011 6:29:20 PM
"I am to be read not from left to right but in Jewish: from right to left": The Poetics of Boris Slutsky reviewed in the Slavic Review (more)

11/16/2011 11:21:52 PM
Academic Studies Press titles now available electronically! (more)

11/7/2011 6:30:57 PM
Academic Studies Press is pleased to announce a new series: Classics in Judaica (more)

10/27/2011 11:38:05 PM
Sara Libby Robinson interviewed in the Boston Jewish Advocate (more)

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Book Series

Jewish Studies

The Psychoanalysis and Jewish Life Book Series  ''The Psychoanalysis and Jewish Life Book Series" has been established to promote scholarship, research, and a wide range of theoretical, textual, and clinical studies on the multiple interconnections between and mutual influence of Judaism and contemporary psychoanalysis.  Its aim is broad, spanning a wide variety of subject areas: from the origins of psychoanalysis in Jewish circles of turn-of-the-century Vienna to clinical studies illuminating contemporary facets of Jewish identity and self-understanding; from explorations of psychological aspects of Jewish theology to psychoanalytic investigations of anti-Semitism; from studies of Jewish religious ritual to analyses of Hasidic mysticism and folklore; from psychoanalytic studies of pre-World War II Yiddish theater to the clinical practice of psychoanalysis in modern-day Tel-Aviv. "The Psychoanalysis and Jewish Life Book Series" provides a home for fresh and intellectually challenging contributions across the spectrum of this interdisciplinary area of scholarship.

Series Editor: Lewis Aron, Ph.D., New York University, New York

Editorial Board:
Susannah Heschel, Ph.D. (Dartmouth College, Hanover)
Arnold Richards, M.D., (New York University, New York)
Jill Salberg, Ph.D., (New York University, New York)
Moshe Halevi Spero, Ph.D., (Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan)
Karen Starr, Psy.D., (Long Island University at C.W. Post, Brookville, New York)


    Series titles:
  • Survival and Trials of Revival: Psychodynamic Studies of Holocaust Survivors and Their Families in Israel and the Diaspora
    by Hillel Klein
  • Granddaughters of the Holocaust: Never Forgetting What They Didn’t Experience
    by Nirit Gradwohl Pisano
  • The Transmission of Passion: Practicing Psychoanalysis Within and Beyond the Borders of the Land of Israel, edited by Moshe Halevi Spero

Classics in Judaica Classics in Judaica is a new series from Academic Studies Press focusing on preserving timeless classic works on Jewish faith and culture. Well-known writers both modern and historical are once again accessible through these affordable volumes. All volumes have been personally selected by the current leading scholars of our time for their lasting significance in the field of Jewish Studies. Those interested in Judaism and Jewish culture in general will find this series to be invaluable both in the classroom and for personal use.


Anti-Semitism in America  Broadly conceived, the "Anti-Semitism in America" series explores anti-Zionist and anti-Israel discourse, sentiment, events, and trends across the fields of education, art, history, literature, music, political science, psychology, sociology, and more. The first volume in the series, Anti-Semitism on the Campus: Past and Present was published in 2010.

Series Editor: Eunice Pollack, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas  


    Series titles:
  • Antisemitism on the Campus: Past and Present
    by Eunice G. Pollack
  • Hating the Jews: The Rise of Antisemitism in the 21st Century
    by Gregg Rickman

Emunot: Jewish Philosophy and Kabbalah  This series includes monographs, collected studies, anthologies, and textbooks dealing with diverse areas of Jewish thought over the ages, including Rabbinic thought and mysticism, Medieval philosophy, Renaissance philosophy, Kabbalah, Hasidism, and Modern and contemporary thought. The series explores: repercussions of and interactions with surrounding cultures and schools of thought in Jewish philosophy and mysticism; interfaces of philosophy and other types of thought and literary expression (such as exegesis and poetry); political philosophy; women and gender in Jewish philosophy; the Jews and the sciences; constructive philosophy and theology.

Series Editor: Dov Schwartz, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan


    Editorial Board:
  • Ada Rapoport Albert  (University College, London) 
  • Gad Freudenthal  (C.N.R.S, Paris) 
  • Gideon Freudenthal  (Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv),  
  • Moshe Idel  (Hebrew University, Jerusalem) 
  • Raphael Jospe  (Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan),  
  • Ephraim Kanarfogel (Yeshiva University, New York),  
  • Menachem Kellner  (Haifa University, Haifa),  
  • Daniel Lasker  (Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva) 
    Series titles:
  • Jewish Customs of Kabbalistic Origin: Their Origin and Practice
    by Morris Faierstein
  • Faith: Jewish Perspectives, edited by Avi Sagi, Dov Schwartz
  • Modern Jewish Thinkers: From Mendelssohn to Rosenzweig
    by Gershon Greenberg
  • Wisdom’s Little Sister: Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Jewish Political Thought
    by Abraham Melamed
  • Maimonides as a Biblical Interpreter
    by Sara Klein-Braslavy
  • Contemporary Covenantal Thought: Interpretations of Covenant in the Thought of David Hartman and Eugene Borowitz
    by Simon Cooper
  • Between Heschel and Buber: A Comparative Study
    by Alexander Even-Chen, Ephraim Meir
  • Jewish Philosophy: Perspectives and Retrospectives, edited by Raphael Jospe, Dov Schwartz
  • The Twilight of Reason: Benjamin, Adorno, Horkheimer and Levinas Tested by the Catastrophe
    by Orietta Ombrosi
  • Torah in the Observatory: Gersonides, Maimonides, Song of Songs
    by Menachem Kellner
  • The Horizontal Society: Understanding the Covenant and Alphabetic Judaism (vol 1 and vol 2)
    by Jose Faur
  • God's Kindness has Overwhelmed Us: A Contemporary Doctrine of the Jews as the Chosen People
    by Jerome (Yehuda) Gellman
  • Jewish Philosophy in the Middle Ages
    by Raphael Jospe
  • Jewish Religion After Theology
    by Avi Sagi
  • Science in the Bet Midrash: Studies in Maimonides
    by Menachem Kellner
  • Religious Zionism: History and Ideology
    by Dov Schwartz
  • The Horizontal Society, Volumes 1, 2
    by Jose Faur
  • The Horizontal Society: Understanding the Covenant and Alphabetic Judaism (Vol. 1)
    by Jose Faur
  • The Horizontal Society: Understanding the Covenant and Alphabetic Judaism (Vol 2)
  • The Angel of Jewish History
    by Ronny Miron
  • Studies in Maimonides and the Medieval Jewish Philosophers of Provence
    by Howard Kreisel

Borderlines: Russian and East European-Jewish Studies

“Borderlines” examines the Jewish experience in Russia and Eastern Europe by exploring various intersections of Jewish Studies and Russian/Soviet/East European Studies in literature, history, philosophy, the visual arts, music, cinema, and cultural anthropology. The volumes in “Borderlines” include, but are not limited to, studies that focus on an individual or a group of individuals, period, movement, institution, event, or aspect of daily life among Russian/Soviet and East European Jews and their descendants the world over.


Series Editor: Maxim D. Shrayer, Boston College Send email


    Editorial Board:
  • Ilya Altman (Russian Holocaust Center and Moscow State University for the Humanities, Moscow, Russia),  
  • Karel Berkhoff (NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Amsterdam, The Netherlands),  
  • Jeremy Hicks (Queen Mary University of London, London),  
  • Brian Horowitz (Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisianna),  
  • Luba Jurgenson (Universite Paris IV--Sorbonne, Paris, France),  
  • Roman Katsman (Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel),  
  • Dov-Ber Kerler (Indiana University, Bloomington),  
  • Vladimir Khazan (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel),  
  • Mikhail Krutikov  (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor),  
  • Joanna Beata Michlic (Bristol University, Bristol, United Kingdom),  
  • Alice Nakhimovsky  (Colgate University, Hamilton, New York),  
  • Antony Polonsky (Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts),  
  • Jonathan D. Sarna (Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts),  
  • David Shneer  (University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, Colorado),  
  • Anna Shternshis  (University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada),  
  • Leona Toker (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel),  
  • Mark Tolts (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel),  
    Series titles:
  • Jews in the East European Borderlands: Essays in Honor of John D. Klier, edited by Eugene M. Avrutin, Harriet Murav
  • Jacob's Ladder: Kabbalistic Allegory in Russian Literature
    by Marina Aptekman
  • “I am to be read not from left to right, but in Jewish: from right to left”: The Poetics of Boris Slutsky
    by Marat Grinberg
  • Babel in Context: A Study in Cultural Identity
    by Efraim Sicher
  • Exemplary Bodies: Constructing the Jew in Russian Culture, 1880s to 2008
    by Henrietta Mondry
  • Soviet Jews and World War II: Fighting, Witnessing, Remembering
    by Gennadiy Estraikh, Harriet Murav

Israel: Society, Culture, and History  “Israel: Society, Culture and History” is dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of complex interactions among culture, identity, history and power in Israeli society and politics. Encouraging nuanced interpretation in a broad range of theoretical approaches, transcending ideological and disciplinary boundaries, books in this series contextualize the Israeli case study in a broadly comparative perspective sensitive to Israel’s distinctiveness and its place in theoretical and socio-historical frameworks. In this spirit, the series promotes interpretive studies, based on empirical material, sensitive to social scientific as well as humanistic and ethical concerns.

Series Editor: Yaacov Yadgar, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan


    Editorial Board:
  • Alan Dowty (University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana), Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies 
  • Tamar Katriel (University of Haifa, Haifa), Communication Ethnography 
  • Avi Sagi (Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan), Hermeneutics, Cultural studies, and Philosophy 
  • Allan Silver (Columbia University, New York), Sociology 
  • Anthony D. Smith (London School of Economics, London), Nationalism and Ethnicity 
  • Yael Zerubavel (Rutgers University, New Brunswick), Jewish Studies and History 
    Series titles:
  • Mo(ve)ments of Resistance: Politics, Economy and Society in Israel/Palestine 1931–2013
    by Lev Luis Grinberg
  • Eros and Tragedy: Jewish Male Fantasies and the Masculine Revolution of Zionism
    by Ofer Nordheimer Nur
  • Palestine in Turmoil: The Struggle for Sovereignty, 1933-1939 (Vol. I)
    by Monty Noam Penkower
  • Palestine in Turmoil: The Struggle for Sovereignty, 1933-1939 (Vol. II)
    by Monty Noam Penkower
  • Carnival in Tel Aviv: Purim and the Celebration of Urban Zionism
    by Hizky Shoham
  • With Both Feet on the Clouds: Fantasy in Israeli Literature, edited by Elana Gomel, Rani Graff, Danielle Gurevitch
  • Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: Changing Women, Changing Society
    by Dahlia Moore
  • Zionist Arabesques: Modern Landscapes, Non-Modern Texts
    by Hadas Yaron
  • Hebrew Classics: A Journey Through Israel's Timeless Fiction and Poetry
    by Dvir Abramovich
  • Mysticism in Twentieth Century Hebrew Literature
    by Hamutal Bar-Yosef
  • Who is Afraid of Historical Redress: The Israeli Victim-Perpetrator Dichotomy
    by Ruth Amir
  • The Pale God: Israeli Secularism and Spinoza's Philosophy of Culture
    by Gideon Katz
  • Alternative and Bio-Medicine in Israel: Boundaries and Bridges
    by Emma Averbuch, Judith Shuval
  • The Liberal-Republican Quandary in Israel, Europe and the United States: Early Modern Thought Meets Current Affairs
    by Thomas Maissen, Fania Oz-Salzberger
  • Beyond Political Messianism: The Poetry of Second-Generation Religious Zionist Settlers
    by David C. Jacobson
  • A Coat of Many Colors: Dress Culture in the Young State of Israel
    by Anat Helman
  • The Saints' Impresarios: Dreamers, Healers, and Holy Men in Israel's Urban Periphery
    by Yoram Bilu
  • The Multicultural Challenge in Israel, edited by Ohad Nachtomy, Avi Sagi
  • Authority and Participation in a New Democracy: Political Struggles in Mapai, Israel's Ruling Party, 1948-1953
    by Avi Bareli
  • The Israeli Nation-State: Political, Constitutional, and Cultural Challenges, edited by Fania Oz-Salzberger

Jewish Identity in Post-Modern Society  “Jewish Identity in Post-Modern Society” explores the multiple ways in which contemporary Jews express and define their Jewish identity. Titles will explore the sociological, historical and psychological basis for these identities and the ways in which they reflect a rejection and or integration of the norms, morals and values of post modern society.

Series Editor: Roberta Rosenberg Farber, Yeshiva University, New York


    Editorial Board:
  • Sara Abosch (University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee),  
  • Geoffrey Alderman (University of Buckingham, Buckingham),  
  • Yoram Bilu (Hebrew University, Jerusalem),  
  • Steven M. Cohen (Hebrew Union College, New York),  
  • Deborah Dash Moore (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor),  
  • Bryan Daves (Yeshiva University, New York),  
  • Sergio Della Pergola (Hebrew University, Jerusalem),  
  • Simcha Fishbane (Touro College, New York),  
  • Uzi Rebhun (Hebrew University, Jerusalem),  
  • Reeva Simon (Yeshiva University, New York),  
    Series titles:
  • Identity and Pedagogy: Shoah Education in Israeli State Schools
    by Erik H. Cohen
  • Turn it and Turn it Again: Studies in the Teaching and Learning of Classical Jewish Texts, edited by Susan P. Fendrick, Jon A. Levisohn
  • Dreams of Nationhood: American Jewish Communists and the Soviet Birobidzhan Project, 1924-1951
    by Henry Felix Srebrnik
  • Strictly Kosher Reading: Popular Literature and the Condition of Contemporary Orthodoxy
    by Yoel Finkelman
  • The Wandering Jew in America
    by Uzi Rebhun
  • Creating the Chupah: The Zionist Movement and the Drive for Jewish Communal Unity in Canada, 1898-1921
    by Henry Felix Srebrnik
  • Living Jewishly: A Snapshot of a Generation, edited by Stefanie Pervos Bregman
  • A Well-Worn Tallis for a New Ceremony: Trends in Israeli Haredi Culture
    by Nurit Stadler

Jews in Space and Time  In the millennia since their exile from the Land of Israel, the Jewish people have settled all over the globe, founding communities, interacting with their non-Jewish neighbors, and adding their experiences to the history books. “Jews in Space and Time” series brings together some of the best scholars in their respective fields to explore the histories of Jewish communities in different geographical areas and historical eras, deepening our understanding of Jews and the relationships that they forged within their host countries.


    Editorial Board:
  • Ira Robinson (Concordia University, Austin),  
  • Nils Roemer (University of Texas, Dallas),  
    Series titles:
  • Canada’s Jews: In Time, Space and Spirit
    by Ira Robinson
  • German Jewry: Between Hope and Despair, 1871-1933, edited by Nils Roemer
  • The Jew in Medieval Iberia: 1100-1500
    by Jonathan Ray

Jews of Poland  Focusing on the Jewish experience in Poland, the first volumes of “The Jews of Poland” series feature studies of Polish-Jewish identity and memoirs of Holocaust witnesses and survivors.

Series Editor: Antony Polonsky, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts


    Series titles:
  • Rabbi Marcus Jastrow and His Vision for the Reform of Judaism: A Study in the History of Judaism in the Nineteenth Century
    by Michal Galas
  • My Four Years in Soviet Russia
    by Yitzhak Erlichson, translated by Maurice Wolfthal
  • Return of the Jew: Identity Narratives of the Third Post-Holocaust Generation of Jews in Poland
    by Katka Reszke
  • Biography and Memory: The Generational Experience of the Shoah Survivors
    by Kaja Kazmierska
  • Gone To Pitchipoi: A Boy's Desperate Fight For Survival In Wartime
    by Rubin Katz
  • Bieganski: The Brute Polack Stereotype in Polish-Jewish Relations and American Popular Culture
    by Danusha Goska
  • A Partisan from Vilna
    by Rachel Margolis
  • The Wartime Diary of Edmund Kessler
    by Edmund Kessler
  • Assimilation and Polonization Among Jews in Inter-War Poland (1918-1939): Organizational, Social and Ideological Aspects
    by Miri Freilich

Judaism and Jewish Life  “Judaism and Jewish Life” includes scholarly studies of Jewish texts and Jewish life throughout Jewish history and in contemporary times.

Series Editor: Simcha Fishbane, Touro College, New York


    Editorial Board:
  • Geoffrey Alderman  (University of Buckingham, Buckingham),  
  • Meir Bar Ilan  (Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan),  
  • Herbert Basser  (Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario),  
  • Donatella Ester Di Cesare  (Universita La Sapienza, Rome),  
  • Roberta Rosenberg Farber  (Yeshiva University, New York), Series Associate Editor  
  • Andreas Nachma  (Touro College, Berlin) 
  • Ira Robinson  (Concordia University, Montreal) 
  • Nissan Rubin  (Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan),  
  • Susan Starr Sered  (Suffolk University, Boston) 
  • Reeva Spector Simon  (Yeshiva University, New York) 
    Series titles:
  • Do Not Provoke Providence: Orthodoxy in the Grip of Nationalism
    by Yosef Salmon, translated by Joel A. Linsider
  • Hats in the Ring: Choosing Britain's Chief Rabbis from Adler to Sacks
    by Meir Persoff
  • Twentieth Century Jews: Forging Identity in the Land of Promise and in the Promised Land
    by Monty Noam Penkower
  • Cultures in Collision and Conversation: Essays in the Intellectual History of the Jews
    by David Berger
  • Development, Learning, and Community: Educating for Identity in Pluralistic Jewish High Schools
    by Jeffrey Kress
  • Sex Rewarded, Sex Punished: A Study of the Status 'Female Slave' in Early Jewish Law
    by Diane Kriger
  • The Shtiebelization of Modern Jewry: Studies in Custom and Ritual in the Judaic Tradition: Social-Anthropological Perspectives
    by Simcha Fishbane
  • Sorrow and Distress in the Talmud
    by Shulamit Valler
  • Zohar Harakia
    by Philip Caplan
  • Without Red Strings or Holy Water: Maimonides’ Mishne Torah, edited by H. Norman Strickman
  • Persecution, Polemic, and Dialogue: Essays in Jewish-Christian Relations
    by David Berger
  • Answering a Question with a Question: Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Jewish Thought, edited by Lewis Aron, Libby Henik
  • Vixens Disturbing Vineyards: Embarrassment and Embracement of Scriptures - A Festschrift Honoring Harry Fox LeBeit Yoreh, edited by Aubrey L. Glazer, Justin Lewis, Miryam Segal, Tzemah Yoreh
  • Another Way, Another Time: Religious Inclusivism and the Sacks Chief Rabbinate
    by Meir Persoff
  • Jewish Thought in Dialogue: Essays on Thinkers, Theologies and Moral Theories
    by David Shatz
  • Encounters of Consequence: Jewish Philosophy in the Twentieth Century and Beyond
    by Michael Oppenheim
  • Three Jewish Journeys Through an Anthropologist’s Lens: From Morocco to the Negev, Zion to The Big Apple, the Closet to the Bimah
    by Moshe Shokeid
  • New Rituals - Old Societies: Invented Rituals in Contemporary Israel
    by Nissan Rubin
  • Variations on the Messianic Theme. A Case Study of Interfaith Dialogue
    by Marion Wyse
  • Marranos on the Moradas. Secret Jews and Penitentes in the Southwestern United States From 1590-1890
    by Norman Simms
  • The Wisdom of Love: Man, Woman and God in Jewish Canonical Literature
    by Naftali Rothenberg
  • A Roadmap to the Heavens: An Anthropological Study of Hegemony Among Priests, Sages, and Laymen
    by Sigalit Ben-Zion
  • A World Apart: A Memoir of Jewish Life in Nineteenth-Century Galicia
    by Joseph Margoshes, edited by Simcha Fishbane
  • Translating a Tradition: Studies in American Jewish History
    by Ira Robinson
  • Controversy and Crisis: Studies in the History of the Jews in Modern Britain
    by Geoffrey Alderman
  • Time and Life Cycle in Talmud and Midrash: Socio-Anthropological Perspectives
    by Nissan Rubin
  • Theological and Philosophical Premises of Judaism
    by Jacob Neusner
  • The Boldness of an Halakhist: An Analysis of the Writings of Rabbi Yechiel Mechel Halevi Epstein's "The Arukh Hashulhan"
    by Simcha Fishbane
  • Vygotsky & Bernstein in the Light of Jewish Tradition
    by Antonella Castelnuovo, Bella Kotik-Friedgut

Reference Library of Jewish Intellectual History  “Reference Library of Jewish Intellectual History” comprises original scholarly works on the history of Jewish philosophy, theology, and ethics, as well as translations of pre-modern and modern classics of Jewish thought.


    Editorial Board:
  • Gershon Greenberg  (American University, Washington, DC) 
  • Steven Katz (Boston University, Boston),  
  • David Shatz (Yeshiva University , New York),  

The Holocaust: History and Literature, Ethics and Philosophy

Series Editor: Michael Berenbaum (American Jewish University)


Studies in Orthodox Judaism  "Studies in Orthodox Judaism" will feature monographs and collected studies dealing with all aspects of Orthodox Judaism, including history, Halakhah, sociology, and literature. In addition, the series will promote publication of English translations of important Hebrew studies and the publication of outstanding PhD dissertations which have been adapted into appropriate book form. Manuscripts submitted to the series will be subject to standard academic referral procedures prior to their approval for publication.  This series accepts unsolicited proposals.

Series Editor: Marc B. Shapiro, University of Scranton, Scranton, Pennsylvania


    Editorial Board:
  • Alan Brill (Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey),  
  • Benjamin Brown (Hebrew University, Jerusalem),  
  • David Ellenson (Hebrew Union College, New York),  
  • Adam S. Ferziger (Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan),  
  • Miri Freud-Kandel (University of Oxford, Oxford),  
  • Jeffrey Gurock (Yeshiva University, New York),  
  • Shlomo Tikoshinski (Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies, Jerusalem),  
    Series titles:
  • The Pillar of Volozhin: Rabbi Naftali Zvi Yehuda Berlin and the World of Nineteenth Century Lithuanian Torah Scholarship
    by Gil Perl
  • Her Glory All Within: Rejecting and Transforming Orthodoxy in Israeli and American Jewish Women's Fiction
    by Barbara Landress
  • The Convergence of Politics and Prayer: Jewish Prayers for the Government and the State of Israel
    by Yoel Rappel

New Perspectives in Post-Rabbinic Judaism Series Editor: Shaul Magid


    Series titles:
  • Mystical Vertigo: Contemporary Kabbalistic Hebrew Poetry Dancing Over the Divide
    by Aubrey L. Glazer
  • Personal Theology: Essays in Honor of Neil Gillman
    by William Plevan
  • Justice in the City: An Argument from the Sources of Rabbinic Judaism
    by Aryeh Cohen

Jewish History


No Series


    Series titles:
  • Russian Idea—Jewish Presence: Essays on Russian-Jewish Intellectual Life
    by Brian Horowitz

Perspectives in Jewish Intellectual Life


    Series titles:
  • Language of Conformity and Dissent: On the Imaginative Grammar of Jewish Intellectuals in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
    by Giuseppe Veltri

Slavic Studies

The Unknown Nineteenth Century  "The Unknown Nineteenth Century" is a book series focused on the discovery of new literary facts in the history of nineteenth-century Russian literature.  Each book in the series brings to light unknown texts and authors, unknown historical materials, unknown literary-historical trends, unknown formal features, etc.  Each book is based in fundamental research, be it archival, computational, historical, linguistic, or otherwise.  The scope of the series is broad chronologically: our nineteenth century stretches from Karamzin to Bunin and beyond.  It is no less broad methodologically, and embraces a range of approaches from the philological to the sociological.  Yet, the same thing can be said of every book in this series.  Namely, that it came as a surprise to scholars and students in the field because what it describes was unknown to any of us before the publication of the book; rather than reinterpret the well-known, these books provide new material for new interpretations and narratives and force us to reexamine old ones. 

Series Editor: Joe Peschio, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee


    Editorial Board:
  • Angela Brintlinger (Ohio State University, Columbus), Associate Professor and Graduate Studies Chair  
  • Alyssa Gillespie (University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana), Associate Professor, Russian Language and Literature 
  • David Powelstock (Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts), Associate Professor of Russian Language and Literature 
  • Ilya Vinitsky (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia), Associate Professor, Chair 

Liber Primus

“Liber Primus” is a new series designed for authors early in their careers, in many cases assistant professors coming up for tenure. A primary goal of the series is to create an outlet for outstanding academic books in our field at a time when university presses, forced to focus on “bottom lines” and trim their lists accordingly, are increasingly unlikely, regardless of the project, to take on proposals from untested, younger, less published scholars in our field. The series does not promote any specific scholarly-critical methodology, nor does it limit itself to any period, genre, or author grouping in Russian/Slavic literature/culture. Primary criteria will be quality of the research, conceptual robustness, clarity of thought, and elegance of style. Interdisciplinary projects are welcome. The vetting process will be rigorous and “blind,” with readers normally including a specialist with appropriate expertise and a member of the editorial board. It is the editor’s and editorial board’s hope that the seriousness of the review process and the attractiveness and attention to detail accompanying the finished product will give the books in this series the sort of “imprimatur” that deans and tenure committees will take into account as they shape the future of the discipline and the profession.

Series Editor: David Bethea, University of Wisconsin-Madison


    Editorial Board:
  • Caryl Emerson (Princeton University, Princeton),  
  • Svetlana Evdokimova (Brown University, Providence),  
  • John Mackay (Yale University, New Haven),  
  • Irina Reyfman (Columbia University, New York),  
  • Justin Weir (Harvard University, Cambridge),  

The Real Twentieth Century

While along the legendary quay
There came not the calendrical
But the real twentieth century
—Anna Akhmatova, Poem Without a Hero

“The Real Twentieth Century” is a book series devoted to the twentieth century as a distinct and coherent phenomenon in the field of Slavic studies.  Its aim is to promote scholarly inquiry into various aspects of Russian, or other eastern European, literatures and cultures that in retrospect appear definitive of that era.  Studies in this series seek to analyze cultural forms that played a significant role in shaping the Russian (or eastern European) experience in the twentieth century, or that in some way reveal underlying historical, political, or aesthetic factors peculiar to it.  In the spirit of Akhmatova’s Poem Without A Hero—itself a definitive text of the era—the series takes “twentieth century” to mean a particular set of historical and cultural factors rather than merely a range of dates.  Revolutions, wars, totalitarianism, and dissent are part of it, but so are aesthetic innovation, rapid technological change, and consumerism.  Ultimately, the series aims at historical assessment of our remarkable recent past.

        Series Editor: Thomas Seifrid, University of Southern California, Los Angeles


    Editorial Board:
  • Stephen Blackwell (University of Tennessee, Knoxville),  
  • Nancy Condee (Pittsburg University, Pittsburg),  
  • Caryl Emerson (Princeton University, Princeton),  
  • Mikhail Iampolskii (New York University, New York),  
  • Galin Tihanov (Manchester University, Manchester),  

Myths and Taboos in Russian Culture  "Myths and Taboos in Russian Culture" will be concerned with the generative myths that serve as the foundation of Russian cultural identity, and/or with taboos and other restraints on free artistic expression that result from the Russian historical experience of tight ideological control over thought and cultural endeavor. In other words, books in this series will explore, on the one hand, the master cultural narratives that are crafted by artists, writers, and intellectuals—including those that are mandated, whether explicitly or implicitly, by the political elite, and those that are positioned outside or in opposition to circles of power—and, on the other hand, narratives that are forbidden or unthinkable, all in an attempt to probe the fundamental "operating principles" of the Russian cultural heritage. The series is conceived as having a broad scope and may include studies of any historical period and any cultural manifestation.

Series Editor: Alyssa Dinega Gillespie, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana


    Editorial Board:
  • David Bethea (University of Wisconsin, Madison), Vilas Professor of Slavic Languages and Literature 
  • Eliot Borenstein (New York University, New York), Professor and Chair of the Department of Russian and Slavic Studies 
  • Julia Bekman Chadaga (Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota), Assistant Professor of Russian Studies 
  • Nancy Condee (University of Pittsburg, Pittsburg), Director of the Graduate Program for Cultural Studies  
  • Caryl Emerson (Princeton University, Princeton), A. Watson Armour III University Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures 
  • Bernice Glatzer Rosenthal (Fordham University, New York), Professor of History 
  • Marcus Levitt (USC, Los Angeles), Professor of Russian Culture and Literature 
  • Alex Martin (University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana), Associate Professor of History 
  • Irene Masing-Delic (Ohio State University, Columbus), Professor, Slavic and East European Languages and Literatures 
  • Joe Peschio (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee), Assistant Professor of Russian Studies 
  • Irina Reyfman (Columbia University, New York), Professor of Slavic Languages and Literature 
  • Stephanie Sandler (Harvard University, Cambridge), Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures 
    Series titles:
  • Belomor: Criminality and Creativity in Stalin’s Gulag
    by Julie S. Draskoczy
  • Shapes of Apocalypse: Arts and Philosophy in Slavic Thought, edited by Andrea Oppo

Ars Rossica Ars Rossica presents a certain “stock-taking” attitude toward Russian literary and cultural studies at a time when the role of the academic book in its traditional format is itself being reconsidered. These scholarly, critical volumes feature intellectually compelling and authoritative ideas which subsequent generations will consider as true classics. No singular critical methodology or theoretical optic will dominate; what will dominate in each case is a sophisticated conceptual framework and an impeccable scholarly awareness and judgment. The series includes foregrounding works written in English, translations (from the Russian) of especially important and ground-breaking studies, and collections of essays featuring top scholars' best, most representative work, often from different time periods.

Series Editor: David Bethea, University of Wisconsin, Madison, and Oxford University, Oxford


    Series titles:
  • Prosaics and Other Provocations: Empathy, Open Time, and the Novel
    by Gary Saul Morson
  • Teaching Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature: Essays in Honor of Robert L. Belknap, edited by Deborah Martinsen, Cathy Popkin, Irina Reyfman
  • Freedom From Violence and Lies: Essays on Russian Poetry and Music by Simon Karlinsky, edited by Robert P. Hughes, Thomas A. Koster, Richard A. Taruskin
  • Rank and Style: Russians in State Service, Life and Literature
    by Irina Reyfman
  • Creating the Empress: Politics and Poetry in the Age of Catherine II
    by Vera Proskurina
  • Close Encounters: Essays on Russian Literature, edited by Robert Louis Jackson
  • All the Same the Words Don't Go Away: Essays on Authors, Heroes, Aesthetics, and Stage Adaptations from the Russian Tradition
    by Caryl Emerson
  • "Tsar and God" and Other Essays in Russian Cultural Semiotics
    by Boris Uspenskij, Viktor Zhivov, translated by Marcus C. Levitt
  • Prosaics and Russian Literature: Moral Mastery
    by Gary Saul Morson
  • By Fables Alone: Literature and State Ideology in Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature
    by Andrei Zorin, translated by Marcus Levitt
  • The Superstitious Muse: Thinking Russian Literature Mythopoetically
    by David Bethea

Companions to Russian Literature  "Companions to Russian Literature" features supplementary volumes designed to enrich and inform the reading of key works in the history of Russian literature. ASP Companions are accessible guides for general readers without knowledge of Russian or extensive familiarity with Russian literary history, while also providing an au courant introduction to advanced study. Each volume is written by an individual scholar with recognized expertise on the work. Each volume provides information essential to understanding the text in its cultural and historical context, while also illuminating the most pertinent interpretive issues and providing an essential bibliography for further study.

Series Editor: Thomas Seifrid, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

For manuscript submissions or more information about Companions to Russian Literature, please contact press@academicstudiespress.com.


Cultural Revolutions: Russia in the Twentieth Century  “Cultural Revolutions: Russia in the Twentieth Century” presents lively scholarly dialogue across academic disciplines and national borders about events, figures, ideas, and cultural artifacts that have defined modern Russian culture. Monographs, thematic collections, anthologies, as well as scholarly guides to authors/thinkers, periods, historical events, and texts examine the literary, visual and material culture of the “long” twentieth century-from one fin-de-siecle (1890s) to the other (2000s). This series brings together some of the most far-reaching studies in literature, history, visual art, film, theater, and anthropology, and helps to reframe key questions that will animate scholarship of twentieth-century Russia in decades to come.

Series Editor: Boris Wolfson, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts


    Editorial Board:
  • Anthony Anemone (The New School, New York),  
  • Robert Bird  (The University of Chicago, Chicago),  
  • Eliot Borenstein  (New York University, New York),  
  • Angela Brintlinger  (The Ohio State University, Columbus),  
  • Karen Evans-Romaine  (Ohio University, Athens),  
  • Jochen Hellbeck  (Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey),  
  • Lilya Kaganovsky  (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) 
  • Christina Kiaer  (Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois),  
  • Alaina Lemon (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor),  
  • Simon Morrison  (Princeton University, Princeton),  
  • Eric Naiman  (University of California, Berkeley) 
  • Joan Neuberger  (University of Texas , Austin) 
  • Lyudmila Parts  (McGill University, Montreal),  
  • Ethan Pollock  (Brown University, Providence),  
  • Cathy Popkin  (Columbia University, New York),  
  • Stephanie Sandler  (Harvard University, Cambridge),  
    Series titles:
  • Landmarks Revisited: The Vekhi Symposium One Hundred Years On, edited by Robin Aizlewood, Ruth Coates
  • Strangers in a Strange Land: Occidentalist Publics and Orientalist Geographies in Nineteenth-Century Georgian Imaginaries
    by Paul Manning
  • “I Am a Phenomenon Quite Out of the Ordinary”: The Notebooks, Diaries, and Letters of Daniil Kharms
    by Daniil Kharms, edited by Anthony Anemone, Peter Scotto
  • Chapaev and his Comrades: War and the Russian Literary Hero Across the Twentieth Century
    by Angela Brintlinger
  • Charms of Cynical Reason: Tricksters in Soviet and Post-Soviet Culture
    by Mark Lipovetsky
  • The Russian Twentieth Century Short Story: A Critical Companion
    by Lyudmila Parts
  • Exotic Moscow under Western Eyes
    by Irene Masing-Delic

Cultural Syllabus  Series Editor: Mark Lipovetsky, University of Colorado, Boulder


No Series


    Series titles:
  • Russian Idea—Jewish Presence: Essays on Russian-Jewish Intellectual Life
    by Brian Horowitz
  • Judaism Examined: Essays in Jewish Philosophy and Ethics
    by Moshe Sokol
  • Crafting the 613 Commandments: Maimonides on the Enumeration, Classification, and Formulation of the Scriptural Commandments
    by Albert D. Friedberg
  • New Perspectives in Theology of Judaism
    by Shubert Spero
  • Invertebrate Paleontology (Mesozoic) of Israel and Adjacent Countries with Emphasis on the Brachiopoda
    by Howard B. Feldman
  • The Englishman from Lebedian: A Life of Evgeny Zamiatin
    by J.A.E. Curtis
  • Rise and Decline of Civilizations: Lessons for the Jewish People
    by Shalom Salomon Wald
  • A Philosophy of Havruta: Understanding and Teaching the Art of Text Study in Pairs
    by Elie Holzer, Orit Kent
  • The Most Tenacious of Minorities: The Jews of Italy
    by Sara Reguer
  • Daughters of Israel, Daughters of the South: Jewish Women and Jewish Identity in The Antebellum and Civil War South
    by Jennifer A. Stollman
  • Bo, Jenny, and I
    by Huguette Herrmann
  • From Fashion to Politics: Hadassah and Jewish American Women in the Post World War II Era
    by Shirli Brautbar
  • Aggadah and its Interpretation
    by Yosef Tabory
  • Denial of the Denial, or the Battle of Auschwitz: Debates about the Demography and Geo-Politics of the Holocaust, edited by Alfred Kokh, Pavel Polian
  • The Goalkeeper: The Nabokov Almanac
    by Yuri Leving
  • Blood Will Tell: Vampires as Political Metaphors Before World War I
    by Sara Libby Robinson
  • The Jews, Instructions for Use: Four Eighteenth-Century Projects for the Emancipation of European Jews
    by Paolo Bernardini, Diego Lucci
  • New Directions in Anglo-Jewish History
    by Geoffrey Alderman
  • Holy Russia, Sacred Israel: Jewish-Christian Encounters in Russian Religious Thought
    by Dominic Rubin
  • The Communal Gadfly - Jews, British Jews and the Jewish State: Asking the Subversive Questions
    by Geoffrey Alderman
  • Terror in the Name of Faith: Religion and Political Violence
    by Rahamim Emanuilov
  • Carmi Sheli: Studies on Aggadah and its Interpretation Presented to Professor Carmi Horowitz, edited by Arnon Atzmon, Avraham Grossman, Nahem Ilan, Michael Shmidman, Yoseph Tabory
  • Italian Jewry in the Early Modern Era: Essays in Intellectual History
    by Alessandro Guetta
  • The First to be Destroyed: A Historical Sketch of the Jewish Community of Kleczew, Poland, from its Origin until the Holocaust
    by Anetta Glowacka-Penczynska, Tomasz Kawski, Witold Medykowski, edited by Tuvia Horev
  • The Codification of Jewish Law and an Introduction to the Jurisprudence of the Mishna Berura
    by Ira Bedzow, Michael Broyde
  • At the Intersection of Education, Marketing, and Transformation
    by Sabra Brock
  • The Struggle for Jerusalem and the Holy Land Between Judaism and Islam
    by Nissim Dana
  • Stepmother Russia, Foster Mother America: Identity Transitions in the New Odessa Jewish Commune, 1881-1891
    by Theodore Friedgut

Studies in Russian and Slavic Literatures, Cultures and History  Lazar Fleishman (Stanford University) has accepted an invitation to serve as editor of a new series, "Studies in Russian and Slavic Literatures, Cultures and History." An emphasis will be given to the exploration of artistic aspects of literary works in their broad literary and cultural context and to the investigation of major periods and trends of literary and cultural history. The series will be launched with Hugh McLean's book comprising his essays on Lev Tolstoy. It will be followed by Thomas Seifrid's work on Andrei Platonov's Foundation Pit and Oleg Lekmanov's biography of Osip Mandelshtam (in English). 

Series Editor: Lazar Fleishman, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California


Imperial Encounters in Russian History  "Imperial Encounters in Russian History" will include scholarly monographs, collections, and theoretical works which discuss Russia as a multi-peopled, multi-confessional, and multi-ethnic imperial space.  Topics will include the interactions between and among religions, nations, and ethnicities, and between them and the state, quotidian encounters, population transfers, borderlands and frontiers, and mappings and cultural geographies. This series will conceptualize the structure and complexities of empire, especially over the last three centuries.  

Series Editor: Gary Marker, Professor of History, State University of New York, Stony Brook


    Editorial Board:
  • Robert Geraci (University of Virginia, Charlottesville),  
  • Bruce Grant (New York University, New York),  
  • Michael Khodarkovsky (Harvard University, Cambridge),  
  • Nadieszda Kizenko (SUNY Albany, Albany),  
  • Douglas Northrop (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor),  
  • Robert Weinberg (Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania),  
    Series titles:
  • The Invention of Mikhail Lomonosov: A Russian National Myth
    by Steven Usitalo
  • Russian Monarchy: Representation and Rule
    by Richard Wortman
  • Visual Texts, Ceremonial Texts, Texts of Exploration: Collected Articles on the Representation of Russian Monarchy
    by Richard Wortman
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