Anthropology Department Monday Seminar Series: “A Jewish Sensorium?: “Material Culture and Embodiment in Germany 1890-1930,” November 23



Leora Auslander

Professor of History, Jewish Studies, and the History of Culture
University of Chicago

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“A Jewish Sensorium?:  Material Culture and Embodiment in Germany 1890-1930”

Monday, November 23, 2009, 3:30 p.m., Haskell 315

Here is some background information:

PhD        1988     Brown University (History)
MA         1982     Harvard University (History)
BA         1979     University of Michigan (History/Medieval Studies)

Current Book Projects:

Strangers at Home: Jewish Parisians and Berliners in the Twentieth Century

Commemorating Death, Obscuring Life?  The Conundrums of Memorialization



2009    Cultural Revolutions: Everyday Life and Politics in Britain, North America, and France. Oxford, Berg, 2008; U California Press 2009

1996   Taste and Power: Furnishing Modern France.  University of California Press


2009  “Archiving a Life: Post-Shoah Paradoxes of Memory Legacies,” in Ludtke & Jobs, eds, Unsettling Histories. Frankfurt, Campus Verlag.

2009  “The Boundaries of Jewishness or when is a Cultural Practice Jewish?” Jewish Social Studies, Vol 8:1:  47-64

2005  “Beyond Words,” American Historical Review, 110:4: 1015-1045.

2005  “Regeneration through the Everyday? Furniture in Revolutionary Paris,” in Art History 28:2  227-247.

2005  “Coming Home?  Jews in Postwar Paris,” Journal of Contemporary History, 40:2  237-259

2003 (w/ T. Holt)  “Sambo in Paris: Race and Racism in the Iconography of Everyday Life,” in Peabody & Stovall, eds., The Color of Liberty: Histories of Race in France, Duke U Press.

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