Person

Jan Schwarz

Senior Lecturer, Manager of Research and Research Education

  • Yiddish
  • Centre for Languages and Literature

Contact information

E-mail jan.schwarzsol.luse

Phone +46 46 222 73 93

Room SOL:A309b

Visiting address
Helgonabacken 12, Lund

Postal address
Box 201, 221 00 Lund

Internal post code 20

My research includes publications and conference papers that describe and analyze cultural, literary and linguistic phenomena in the fields of Yiddish literature, Jewish-American literature, Holocaust testimonies, and Jewish life-writing. My main scholarly contribution to the field of Yiddish studies is the monograph Imagining Lives: Autobiographical Fiction of Yiddish Writers (2005). This study examines the modern autobiography in Yiddish as it originated in the second half of the nineteenth century and developed in various transcontinental centers in the twentieth century. The book is the first comprehensive scholarly examination of the Yiddish autobiographical genre.
My current scholarly work, the forthcoming book Survivors and Exiles: Yiddish Culture after 1945 focuses on post-1945 Jewish literature in Yiddish and English including fiction by I.B.Singer and Chaim Grade, poetry by Yankev Glatshteyn, Avrom Sutzkever, and testimonial literature by Leib Rochman and Elie Wiesel.

Research

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Books (3)

Editorships (3)

Articles (4)

Book chapters (8)

Encyclopaedia entries (1)

Articles in specialist publications and popular press (2)

Administrative

  • Manager of Research and Research Education at Yiddish

Teaching

Jan Schwarz

Senior Lecturer, Manager of Research and Research Education

  • Yiddish
  • Centre for Languages and Literature

Contact information

E-mail jan.schwarzsol.luse

Phone +46 46 222 73 93

Room SOL:A309b

Visiting address
Helgonabacken 12, Lund

Postal address
Box 201, 221 00 Lund

Internal post code 20