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Ellen Kellman

Ellen Kellman researches and writes about modern Yiddish literature and literary history, specializing in the history of the Yiddish periodical press and publishing industry. She is Associate Professor of Yiddish at Brandeis University, where she teaches Yiddish language and literature and modern Jewish literature.

Articles by this author

Fradel Shtok

Fradel Shtok’s Yiddish poetry and prose is distinctive for its treatment of the inner sensual lives of Jewish women. Although she showed great promise as writer, she was discouraged by the unenthusiastic reception of her work by leading critics and withdrew from the literary scene after publishing only one collection of short fiction in 1919. A number of Shtok’s poems appeared in American Yiddish literary journals and anthologies, but no collection of her poetry ever appeared.

Miriam Karpilove

Miriam Karpilove was a pioneer among women writers of Yiddish fiction. She produced scores of works of short fiction and many novels about the roles of women in immigrant Jewish culture, most of which were serialized in the American Yiddish press during the first half of the twentieth century.

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