Thursday, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 202, JW Marriott
Secret Strains, Conflicted Hearts: The Influence of Hasidism on Yiddish Fiction, 1894–1937 [canceled]
A special session. Presiding: Itzik Gottesman, Univ. of Texas, Austin
1. “Joy in the Creator’s World: The Hasidism of the Die-Hard Rationalist Sholem Abramovitch,” Meital Orr, Georgetown Univ.
2. “Unlikely Bedfellows: I. L. Peretz and His Neo-Hasidic Rebbes,” Alyssa Masor, Columbia Univ.
3. “Mysticism in Aaron Zeitlin’s Brenendike erd,” Sarah Ponichtera, Center for Jewish History
For abstracts, write to firstname.lastname@example.org.