Research Guides to Jewish Studies: Jewish Literature


PRINTED RESOURCES

Bibliographies, Dictionaries, Lexicons:

  • Cutter, Charles & Oppenheim, Micha. Judaica Reference Sources: A Selective, Annotated Bibliographic Guide. AK: The Denali Pr., 1993. Citations of general reference works and bibliographies on a wide variety of specific topics. REF DESK Z 6366 C84 1993
  • Jeffrey, David, ed. A Dictionary of Biblical Tradition in English Literature. MI: William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., Bibliographies in basic biblical studies, history of biblical interpretation, Bible in works of lit. REF PR 149 B5 D53 1992
  • Duchovni, Nava, ed. Bibliography of Modern Hebrew Literature in Translation. Ramat Gan: Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature, 1972. Current translations of modern Hebrew works into foreign languages. Arranged by language group. REF DESK Z 7070 G592
  • Kressel, Getzel. Leksikon ha-sifrut ha-ivrit ba-dorot ha-aharonim. Merhavyah: Sifriyat Poalim, 1965. 2 vols. Bio-bibliographic lexicon lists authors of Hebrew lit from 18th ce. to 20th ce. Extensive bibliographies. REF DESK PJ 5006 K7

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General History:

  • Steinschneider, Moritz. Jewish Literature: From the Eighth to the Eighteenth Century. London: Longman, Brown, Green, 1857. Dry, objective writing. Religious, histories, kabbalah, Karaitic lit, poetry, math, science. REF PJ 5016 S82 E5 1857
  • Waxman, Mayer. A History of Jewish Literature: From the Close of the Canon to the End of the 12th Century. NY: Thomas Yoseloff, 1960. 5 vols. Comprehensive, organized, detailed. Excellent explanations of post-biblical lit. "Results of Jewish scholarship and research in the various branches of Jewish literature, carried on during the last century." Bibliography. REF PJ 5008 W322 1960
  • Zinberg, Israel. (Martin, Bernard, trans. & ed.) A History of Jewish Literature. Cleveland: Press of Case Western, 1972. 12 vols. "Foremost scholarly work written in that language." Florid, emotional style. From Arabic-Spanish period, 10th ce. Spain to Haskalah, 19th ce. Russia. Theology, philosophy, ethics, legal codes, customs, commentaries, sermons. REF PJ 5008 Z56
  • Zinberg, Israel. Di Geshikhte fun literature bay Yidn. NY: Farlag M.Sh. Sklarski, 1943. 8 vols. in 10. Yid. REF PJ 5008 Z54 1943

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American:

  • Fried, Lewis. Handbook of American-Jewish Literature: An Analytical Guide to Topics, Themes and Sources. CT: Greenwood Pr., 1988. Major subjects and themes of American Jewish lit, East European Jewish immigrants and children and their contribution to American culture. Essays, bibliographies. REF PS 153 J4 H34 1988
  • Matza, Diane, ed. Sephardic-American Voices: Two Hundred Years of a Literary Legacy. NH: Brandeis Univ. Pr., 1996. Anthology, brief bios, bibliography. REF PS 508 J4 S47 1996
  • Walden, Daniel, ed. Twentieth-Century American-Jewish Fiction Writers. MI: Bruccoli Clark Book, 1984. v. 28. Lengthier bios with bibliographies, references, and papers. REF DESK PS 153 J4 T84 1984

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Hebrew Medieval:

  • Davidson, Israel. Thesaurus of Medieval Hebrew Poetry/Otsar ha-shirah ve-ha-piyyut. NY: Ktav Publishing House, Inc., 1970. 4 vols. Lists every Heb. poem composed after canonization of the Heb. Bible until 18th ce. Sacred poetry until 20th ce. REF PJ 5041 D3 1970
  • Millgram, Abraham, ed. An Anthology of Medieval Hebrew Literature. NY: Burning Bush Pr., 1961. Eng. Poetry, plays, philosophic and ethical lit, Zohar, chronicles, travelers' accounts, folktales, biographies. REF PJ 5059 E3 M5 1961

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Hebrew Modern:

  • Penueli, S.Y. & Ukhmani, A. An Anthology of Modern Hebrew Poetry. Jerusalem: Israel University Pr., 1966. 2 vols. Eng. REF PJ 5059 E3 P4
  • Mintz, Ruth Finer. Modern Hebrew Poetry: A Bilingual Anthology. Berkeley: University of California Pr., 1966. Eng. & Heb. REF PJ 5059 E3 M53

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Holocaust:

  • Kremer, S. Lillian, ed. Holocaust Literature: An Encyclopedia of Writers and Their Work, NY: Routledge, 2003. Bio-critical essays cover writing of over 300 memoirists, poets, novelists, dramatists, influential religious and secular philosophers and theorists. Index, glossary of terms, maps, appendices. REF OVERSIZE PN 56 H55 H63 2003

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Twentieth Century:

  • Kerbel, Sorrel, ed. Jewish Writers of the Twentieth Century. NY: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2003. Jewish creative writers of the 20th century. REF OVERSIZE PN 842 J48 2003

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Women:

  • Shapiro, Ann. Jewish American Women Writers: A Bio-bibliographical and Critical Sourcebook. CT: Greenwood Pr., 1994. Bios, survey of criticism, bibliographies, reviews from journals and newspapers. REF PS 153 J4 J38 1994

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Yiddish Literature:

  • Niger, Samuel. Leksikon fun der Nayer Yidisher Literatur. NY: Alveltlekhn Yidishn Kultur-kongress, 1956-1981. 8 vols. "Dictionary of Modern Yiddish Literature." Bios of Yiddish writers. REF PJ 5121 A2 L4
  • Howe, Irving & Greenberg, Eliezer, eds. A Treasury of Yiddish Stories. NY: Viking Penguin, 1989. Eng. Anthology, brief bios, and history. REF PJ 5191 E8 T7 1989
  • Howe, I., Wisse, Ruth, & Shmeruk, Khone, eds. The Penguin Book of Modern Yiddish Verse. NY: Viking Penguin, 1987. Yid. & Eng. Poetry, verse, brief bios and history. REF PJ 5191 E3 P46 1987

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ELECTRONIC RESOURCES

  • ATLA Religion Database: Scholarly articles on major religions and religious subjects from 1949. Includes book reviews.
  • Bibliography of the Hebrew Book, 1473-1960: Excellent source for early Hebrew monographs. Covers 90,000 titles and 12,000 authors.
  • Compact Memory: German language periodicals on Jewish subjects.
  • Custom Newspapers: Full text articles from a selection of newspapers.
  • Encyclopaedia Judaica (JTS-Networked CD): Updated online version of multi-volume definitive encyclopedia on Jewish subjects.
  • Humanities Full Text(Wilson Web): Full text articles from humanities journals.
  • Index to Hebrew Periodicals: Hebrew language articles in Israeli periodicals from 1977 and some earlier. Topics include Israel, Judaism and other subjects.
  • The Jewish Encyclopedia: Published in 1901. Scholarly, comprehensive, unedited contents of original encyclopedia. Continually updated.
  • RAMBI: Index to Articles in JewishStudies: Heb. & Eng. Selective bibliography of articles in the various fields of Jewish studies and in the study of Eretz Israel. Indexes most important Judaic articles starting in 1966. Includes book reviews.

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SUBJECT HEADINGS (Library of Congress subheadings in Jewish history)

  • LCSH in Jewish Studies REF OVERSIZE DESK Z695.1 J8G36 1993
  • Stuhlman, Daniel. LCSH for Judaica REF OVERSIZE DESK Z695.1 J8S7 1988

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JOURNALS

  • AGNI
  • AJS Review
  • Ale Siah (Hebrew)
  • Ariel: The Israel Review of Arts and Letters
  • Assaph: Studies in the Theatre
  • Ba Koaret u-Parshanut
  • Book Peddler (Der Pakn Treger)
  • Commentary
  • Deutsche Literaturzeitung
  • Edbiyat: The Journal of Middle Eastern Literatures
  • Ehupets (Russian/Ukrainian)
  • Evkonyv (Hungarian)
  • Hadarim (Hebrew)
  • Hebrew Studies
  • Hebrew University Studies in Literature and the Arts
  • Journal of Biblical Literature
  • Lilith
  • Ma'sheev Ha-ruach
  • Melus: The Journal of the Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States
  • Memorias de Litteratura Portugueza
  • Mehkere Yerushalayim B-sifrut Ivrit
  • Me'orer
  • Midstream
  • Mi-karov
  • Miscelanea de Estudios Arabes y Hebraicos
  • Modern Jewish Studies Annual
  • Modern Hebrew Literature
  • Mosaic: A Review of Jewish Thought and Culture
  • Mult es jovo (Hungarian)
  • NOAJ: Revista Literaria (Spanish)
  • Paken Trager
  • Poetics Today
  • Prooftexts: A Journal of Jewish Literary History
  • Raritan
  • Response
  • Revue des Etudes Juives
  • Saul Bellow Journal
  • Scripture Bulletin
  • Semeia
  • Studies in American Jewish Literature
  • Voices
  • Yod (French)

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LITERATURE CALL NUMBERS:

  • PJ 27 Oriental and Biblical studies
  • PJ 1081 Ancient Egyptian works
  • PJ 3021 Semitic languages, Ugarit
  • PJ 4514 Hebrew Biblical, Modern, grammar, dictionaries
  • PJ 5008 History of Jewish literature
  • PJ 5020 Hebrew literature, poetry, drama
  • PJ 5071 Judeo Arabic
  • PJ 5077 Middle Arabic
  • PJ 5111 Yiddish language, grammar, literature, poetry
  • PJ 5201 Aramaic, Talmud dictionaries
  • PJ 6025 Arabic
  • PN 41 World literature
  • PN 45 Literary theory
  • PN 86 Literary criticism, essays
  • PN 1689 Jews in drama, film
  • PN 6067 Jewish literature
  • PN 6231 Jewish humor
  • PR English literature, Jews in literature
  • PS-PZ Novels, poetry

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