Elizabeth Loentz

Associate Professor

Education:
PhD Ohio State University

Major Interests:
German-Jewish Studies, Yiddish culture in Central Europe, transnational and migrant literature, First German Women's Movement, late 19th to 21st century literature.

Selected Publications:

Books

  • Let Me Continue to Speak the Truth: Bertha Pappenheim as Author and Activist. Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College Press, 2007.
  • Guest Editor (with Sander L. Gilman). Beyond Klezmer: The Legacy of Eastern European Jewry. Special Issue of Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies 26.1 (Fall 2006).

Articles

  • “Beyond Negative Symbiosis: The Displacement of Holocaust Trauma and Memory in Alina Bronksy’s Scherbenpark (2008) and Olga Grjasnowa’s Der Russe ist einer, der Birken liebt (2012).” German Jewish Literature after 1990: Beyond the Holocaust? Eds. Katja Garloff and Agnes Mueller. Rochester, NY: Camden House, forthcoming 2016.
  • Editor (with Carl Niekerk). "Forum on Austrian Studies." The German Quarterly 89.2 (Spring 2016): 221-39.
  • The Literary Double Life of Clementine Krämer: German-Jewish Activist and Bavarian ‘Heimat’ and Dialect Writer,” Nexus: Essays in German Jewish Studies 1 (2011): 109-36.
  • “Two Unpublished Texts: Another Tale of the Baal Shem and A Human Fable,” Bridges: A Jewish Feminist Journal 14.2 (Fall 2009): 32-41.
  • Interview of Elizabeth Loentz by Tsafi Saar, קולה של אמא קדומה, Haaretz, February 23, 2009.
  • “‘The most famous Jewish pacifist was Jesus of Nazareth...’: German-Jewish Pacifist Clementine Krämer’s Stories of War and Visions for Peace. Women in German Yearbook: Feminist Studies in German Literature and Culture 23 (2007): 126-155.
  • “Yiddish, Kanak Sprak, Klezmer, and Hip-Hop: Ethnolect, Minority Culture, Multiculturalism, and Stereotype in Germany.” Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies 26.1 (Fall 2006): 33-62.
  • “Karl Emil Franzos and Bertha Pappenheim’s Portraits of the (Eastern European Jewish) Artist.” Jews of Eastern Europe. Ed. Leonard Greenspoon, Ronald A. Simkins, and Brian Horowitz. Studies in Jewish Civilization 16. Omaha: Creighton University Press, 2005, 79-100.
  • “The Problem and Challenge of Jewishness in the City of Schnitzler and Anna O.” A Companion to the Works of Arthur Schnitzler. Ed. Dagmar C.G. Lorenz. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2003, 79-102.
  • “A Turkish-German Odyssey: Aras Ören’s Eine verspätete Abrechnung oder Der Aufstieg der Gündoğdus.” Writing Against Boundaries: Nationality, Ethnicity and Gender in the German-speaking Context. Ed. by Helga Kraft and Barbara Kosta. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi, 2003, 99-112.
  • “Millennial Possibilities: Entering the Profession at the Jahrtausendwende.” German Quarterly 73.1 (Winter 2000), 16-18.
 

Editorial Work:

  • Book Review Editor, The German Quarterly


Fellowships / Awards:

  • Fulbright (German Studies Seminar, 2016) 
  • UIC Teaching Recognition Program Award
  • Leo Baeck Institute Fritz Halbers Fellowship in German-Jewish History and Culture.
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Contact Information

Office: 1530 UH, MC 189
Phone: 312-413-2370
Fax: 312-413-1044
Email: loentz@uic.edu