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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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)
Survival and Trials of Revival: Psychodynamic Studies of Holocaust Survivors and Their Families in Israel and the Diaspora by Hillel Klein
The Transmission of Passion: Practicing Psychoanalysis Within and Beyond the Borders of the Land of Israel by Moshe Halevi Spero
Classics in JudaicaClassics 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.
Questions Jews Ask: Reconstructionist Answers by Mordecai Kaplan
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
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
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)
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
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
Zionist Arabesques: Modern Landscapes, Non-Modern Texts by Hadas Yaron
Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: Changing Women, Changing Society by Dahlia Moore
Israeliness in No Man's Land: Israeli Citizenship in the West Bank of Israel/Palestine by Enav Yarden
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
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),
A Well-Worn Tallis for a New Ceremony: Trends in Israeli Haredi Culture by Nurit Stadler
Canadian Jews in the 21st Century: Identity and Demography by Jack Jedwab
Identity and Pedagogy in Holocaust Education: The Case of Israeli State Schools by Erik H. Cohen
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.
Ira Robinson (Concordia University, Austin),
Nils Roemer (University of Texas, Dallas),
German Jewry between Hope and Despair, 1871-1933, edited by Nils Roemer
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.
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
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),
Justice in the City: An Argument from the Sources of Rabbinic Judaism by Aryeh Cohen
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
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
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
Stephen Blackwell (University of Tennessee, Knoxville),
Nancy Condee (Pittsburg University, Pittsburg),
Caryl Emerson (Princeton University, Princeton),
Mikhail Iampolskii (New York University, New York),
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
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
Shapes of Apocalypse: Arts and Philosophy in Slavic Thought by Andrea Oppo
“Ars Rossika” 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
Borderlines: Russian and East European - Jewish Studies
“Borderlines: Russian and East European — Jewish Studies” explores the intersection of East European and Jewish Studies in history, philosophy, literature, the visual arts, and anthropology.The volumes in the “Borderlines” series challenge assumptions about the definitions of Jewish Studies and Russian and East European studies, emphasize new theoretical approaches, and closely parse formal structures to get at new meanings or trace a single theme or trope across disciplines, languages, geographical regions, and time periods. “Borderlines” also includes studies that focus on a single author, period, institution, event, or aspect of daily life among Russian and East European Jews.
Series Editor: Harriet Murav, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Mikhail Krutikov (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor),
Alice Nakhimovsky (Colgate University, Hamilton, New York),
David Shneer (University of Denver, Denver, Colorado),
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
Exemplary Bodies: Constructing the Jew in Russian Culture, 1880s to 2008 by Henrietta Mondry
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
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
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),
Language of Conformity and Dissent: On the Imaginative Grammar of Jewish Intellectuals in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries by Giuseppe Veltri
The Most Tenacious of Minorities: The Jews of Italy by Sara Reguer
Carmi Sheli: Studies on Aggadah and its Interpretation Presented to Professor Carmi Horowitz by Brian Horowitz
Authentication Failed: The False Dimitrii and Other Impostors. Mimetic Resistance in Russian Literature by Sander Brouwer
Italian Jewry in the Early Modern Era: Essays in Intellectual History by Alessandro Guetta
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
I Saw It: Ilya Selvinsky and the Legacy of Bearing Witness to the Shoah by Maxim D. Shrayer
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, StateUniversity of New York, Stony Brook
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),
The Invention of Mikhail Lomonosov: A Russian National Myth by Steven Usitalo