Director, Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies
Atran Professor of Yiddish Language, Literature and Culture
(Germanic Languages and Literatures)
310 Hamilton Hall
Jeremy Dauber specializes in Yiddish literature. His first book, Antonio's Devils: Writers of the Jewish Enlightenment and the Birth of Modern Hebrew and Yiddish Literature, was published in 2004 by Stanford University Press. In 2006 he and Joel Berkowitz will publish an anthology of their translations of landmark Yiddish plays. He is the coeditor of Prooftexts: A Journal of Jewish Literature, a leading journal in the field. Professor Dauber's research interests include older Yiddish literature, Yiddish and Hebrew literature of the Jewish Enlightenment and the nineteenth century, and Yiddish theater. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on Yiddish literature, as well as courses on humor in Jewish literature and American-Jewish literature.