Table of Contents

Opening Remarks
Douglas Rosenberg (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
What’s Jewish About Jewish Art?
Matthew Baigell (Rutgers University)
Camouflage and Representation: Jewish Women in the Arts
Paula Birnbaum (University of San Francisco); Sharon Siskin (University of San Francisco)
Jewish Identities in American Feminist Art: Ghosts of Ethnicity
Lisa E. Bloom (University of California, San Diego)
Rafael Goldchain’s ‘Familial Ground:’ Just Jewish Enough
Jonathon Boyarin (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill)
Israel and American (US) Jewish Identity: A Cultural-Literary Perspective
Rachel Feldhay Brenner (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
“Y’all Killed Him, We Didn't”: Jewish Self-Hatred and The Larry Sanders Show
Vincent Brook (University of Southern California)
Yom Kippur – East River, New York City in Robert Frank’s ‘The Americans’
Susan Chevlowe
Wrestling With Angels: Tony Kushner and the Struggle for the Soul of America
Laura French
Jewish/activist/feminist/transglobal citizen/midlife/minority voice/artist Pursuing Agency
Karen Frostig (Lesley University)
Visibility and Invisibility: Problematising Jewish Identity through Contemporary British Art
Rachel Garfield (Goldsmiths, University of London)
Reappearing Acts: From Jewish Life to Jewish Dance Theater
Karen Goodman
Visualizing Revelation: Some Thoughts on Seeing Sinai: Meditations on Exodus 33-34 by Jill Nathanson and Arnold Eisen
Shalom Gorewitz (Ramapo College of New Jersey)
Racial Camp in ‘The Producers’ and ‘Bamboozled’
Susan Gubar (Indiana University)
Building the Jewish Community One Artist At a Time: The Case of 'Rimon: The Minnesota Jewish Arts Council'
David Jordan Harris (Rimon: The Minnesota Jewish Arts Council)
The Hebrew Mamita
Vanessa Hidary
Milton Rogovin, Social Documentary Photography and Jewish Identity
Melanie Herzog (Edgewood College)
Identity Peddlers
Judith Brin Ingber
Joke-Work: The Construction of Jewish Postmodern Identity in Contemporary Theory and American Film
Ruth D. Johnston (Pace University)
Creation as a Daily Act: Jewish Identity in the 21st Century
Liz Lerman
Simulated Spaces
Paula Levine (San Francisco State University)
Theatre de la Jeune Lune Tames a Jewish Monster
Lauren Love (University of Wisconsin-Baraboo/Sauk County)
Dream Faster
Andrea Musher (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater)
Practicing Jewish Women Writers
Andrea Musher (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater); Judith Strasser; Fran Zell
Some Notes on a Postcolonial Kinderhood
Elaine Reichek (Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles; Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, NYC)
The Jewish Man and His Dancing Shtick: Stock Characterization and Jewish Masculinity in Postmodern Dance
Rebecca Rossen (University of Texas at Austin)
Notes From the Decorative Zone: Embellishment and Meaning in Jewish Visual Art
Cynthia Beth Rubin
What A Jew Means in This Time: Naftule Brandwein, Dave Tarras and the Shifting Aesthetics in the Contemporary Klezmer Landscape
Joel Rubin (University of Virginia)
Jewish Film Festivals and the Possibility of a Jewish National Cinema
Matthew Sienkiewicz (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Our Debt to Odets: Clifford Odets and the Theatre of the ‘30s
Robert Skloot (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Borat's Racism: Performance of Anti-Semitism as Jewish Activist Art
Marc Tasman (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Justice, Justice, You Shall Pursue: Jewish Political Artists and
Paul Von Blum (University of California, Los Angeles)
Seeing Elsewhere: Art, Identity and Israel in the Work of Three Emerging Artists
Julie Weirz (University of South Florida)