Latin American Jewish Cultural Production

Ed. David William Foster

This collection of essays explores the significant contributions to cultural production and the arts, as well as the considerable presence in academic and intellectual circles of Jews in Latin America.

Latin American Jewish Cultural Production
David William Foster

Part I. Latin American Jewish Identity

  1. Notes Concerning Jewish Identity in Brazil: From Word to Image
    Berta Waldman
  2. “Israel”: An Abstract Concept or Concrete Reality in Recent Judeo-Argentinean Narrative?
    Amalia Ran
  3. Beyond Exotic: Jewish Mysticism and the Supernatural in the Works of Alejandro Jodorowsky
    Ariana Huberman

Part II. The Literary Record

  1. Writing on the Shoah in Brazil
    Márcio Seligmann-Silva
  2. Judaic Traces in the Narrative of Clarice Lispector: Identity Politics and Evidence
    Naomi Lindstrom
  3. Argentina’s Wandering Jews: Judaism, Loyalty, Text, and Homeland in Marcelo Birmajer’s Tres mosqueteros
    Sarah Giffney

Part III. The Plastic Arts

  1. Spectacle and Spirituality: The Cacophony of Objects, Nelson Leirner (b. 1932)
    Laura Felleman Fattal
  2. Text and the City: Design(at)ing Post-Dictatorship Memorial Sites in Buenos Aires
    Janis Breckenridge

Part IV. Film and Photography

  1. Mexican Women, Jewish Women: Novia que te vea from Book to Screen and Back Again
    Ilene S. Goldman
  2. Catastrophe and Periphery: July 18, 1994, and September 11, 2001, on Film
    Hernán Feldman
  3. Madalena Schwartz: A Jewish Brazilian Photographer
    David William Foster

Identifying Jewishness
Edward H. Friedman