Sunday, December 11, 2005
Panel 1 - BEFORE MODERNITY
Ishay Rosen-Zvi (Hebrew University, Jerusalem), "Rabbinic Masculinity: Almost a Decade after 'Unheroic Conduct'"
Andreas Gotzmann (University of Erfurt), "Gender Action in Early Modern Western Ashkenaz: Social Behavior in Jewish Culture"
Comment: David Biale (University of California, Davis)
Panel 2 - JEWISH MEN IN THE BIEDERMEIER ERA
Chair: Steven Lowenstein (University of Judaism, Los Angeles)
Karen Hagemann (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), "Man, Jew, Prussian, Soldier: The Many Identities of the Jewish Officer Meno Burg (1789-1853)"
Benjamin Maria Baader (University of Manitoba, Winnipeg), "Sensitive Jewish Men at Ease: Bourgeois Religiosity and the Feminine Spirit of Judaism"
Comment: Deborah Hertz (University of California, San Diego)
Keynote Address by Sander Gilman (University of Illinois at Chicago)
"Sexual Identity and Jewish Identity in Modern Germany: The Case of N. O. Body"
Monday, December 12, 2005
Panel 3 - THE SENSITIVE JEWISH MAN
Chair: Marion Kaplan (New York University)
Robin Judd (Ohio State University, Columbus), "Moral, Clean Men of the Jewish Faith: Jewish Rituals and their Male Practitioners"
Stefanie Schueler-Springorum (Institute for the History of Jews in Germany, Hamburg), "Soft Heroes: Male Jewish Identity in Second Empire Germany"
Panel 4 - SOLDIERS AND STUDENTS AT THE CLOSE OF THE CENTURY
Chair: Robert Moeller (University of California at Irvine)
Miriam Ruerup (Simon Dubnow Institute, Leipzig), "From Jewish Students to German Soldiers? German-Jewish Student Fraternities and World War I"
Lisa Swartout (Indiana University South Bend), "Making Middle-Class Men and Negotiating National Identities: Jewish and Catholic Students at German Universities"
Comment: Paul Lerner (University of Southern California)
Panel 5 - MUSCLE JEWS IN GERMANY AND PALESTINE
Chair: Todd Presner (University of California at Los Angeles)
Etan Bloom (Tel Aviv University), "Towards a Theory of the Zionist Handshake: The Conduct of Muscle Judaism"
Comment: Derek Penslar (University of Toronto)
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Panel 6 - RACE AND MASCULINITY IN WEIMAR CULTURE
Chair: David Luft, (University of California at San Diego)
Ann Goldberg, (University of California at Riverside), "The Black Jew
with the Blonde Heart: Friedrich Gundolf and Jewish Conservative
Bohemianism in the Weimar Republic"
Sharon Gillerman, (Hebrew Union College, Los Angeles), "Jewish
Bodies, German Masks: Negotiating the Limits of Masculinity in
Comment: Frank Biess (University of California at San Diego)
Panel 7- JEWISH MASCULINITY IN THE NAZI ERA
Chair: Till van Rahden (University of Cologne)
Judith Gerson, (Rutgers University), "German-Jewish Masculinities
among Nazi-Era Refugees in New York City"
Eugene Sheppard (Brandeis University), "The Master's Two Bodies: Reflections on German-Jewish Male Elite Circles in the Press of Twentieth-Century History"
Comment: Atina Grossmann (Cooper Union University, New York)
Panel 8 - WHITHER NEW RESEARCH?
Daniel Boyarin (University of California, Berkeley)
Ute Frevert (Yale University / University of Bielefeld)
Paula Hyman (Yale University)
David Myers (University of California at Los Angeles)
Planning Committee: Benjamin Maria Baader, Chair. Members: Sharon Gillerman, Deborah Hertz, Paul Lerner, Steven Lowenstein, Monika Richarz, Stefanie Schueler-Springorum.
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD); Department of History at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles); The Center for Jewish Studies at the University of California at Los Angeles; Judaic Studies Program, University of California at San Diego; Center for Humanities, University of California at San Diego.
Institute for the History of Jews in Germany (Hamburg); Leo Baeck Institute (New York City); Wissenschaftliche Arbeitsgemeinschaft des Leo Baeck Instituts in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland; Hebrew Union College (Los Angeles).