Dr. Iris Idelson-Shein

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin an der Martin-Buber-Professur für Jüdische Religionsphilosophie

Campus Westend
Office 6.555
Telephone (069) 798-33314

e-Mail: iris.idelson[at]gmail.com


Aktuelle Forschungsprojekte:


Publikationen (Auswahl): 

Difference of a Different Kind: Jewish Constructions of Race during the Long Eighteenth Century. University of Pennsylvania Press, Jewish Cultures and Context: Philadelphia, 2014.

“Meditations on a Monkey-Face: Monsters, Transgressed Boundaries and Contested Hierarchies in a Yiddish Eulenspiegel.” Forthcoming in Jewish Quarterly Review.

“No Place Like Home: The Uses of Travel in Early Jewish Children’s Literature.” Jews and Journeys: Travel and the Performance of Jewish Identity. Orit Bashkin, Adam Beaver and Joshua Levinson (ed.). Forthcoming, University of Pennsylvania Press.

“The Beginning of the End: Maskilic Pedagogy and the Rise of the Child.” Jewish Quarterly Review 106.3, Forum: Jews and Education (2016).

“Othering from the Outside: Jews and Race During the Early Modern Period.” Frankfurter Judaistische Beiträge 40, special issue: Johann Jacob Schudt’s ‘Jüdische Merckwürdigkeiten’ (2016).

“The Monstrous Mame: Mapping the Margins of Maternity in Early Modern Jewish Discourse.” Jewish Social Studies 20, no. 2 (2015).

 “‘Their Eyes Shall Behold Strange Things’: Abraham ben Elijah of Vilna Confronts the Spirit of Mr. Buffon.” AJS Review 36, no. 2 (2012).

 “‘What have I to do with Wild Animals?’: Glikl Bas Leib and the Other Woman.” Eighteenth-Century Studies 44, no. 1 (2010).   

 “The Paradox of the Savage: A Comparison between Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe and Yehuda Horowitz’s Amudey bet Yehuda” [Hebrew]. Historia 21 (2008).