Joshua Price

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Joshua Price teaches Yiddish language and literature. He received his Ph.D. in Yiddish Studies at Columbia University, with a dissertation on the translation of world literature into Yiddish in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Through studies of the relationship between translation and original writing in canonical figures (Mendele — Jules Verne, Der Nister — Hans Christian Andersen, Isaac Bashevis Singer — Thomas Mann, etc.), distant readings of translations produced and discussed in and across literary markets (Warsaw, New York, Moscow), and close(r) readings of the shift from (pre-)maskilic norms of Judaization to modern and contested standards of “fidelity,” his dissertation examines the desired and intermittently realized modernization and “normalization” of Yiddish literature on the world stage.