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Dr. Itta Shedletzky

Itta Shedletzky was born 1943 in Switzerland and immigrated to Israel in 1962. At The Hebrew University of Jerusalem she earned her B.A. in History and English Literature, M.A. in Jewish History and Ph.D. in German-Jewish Literature and History (Dissertation in 1986 on: "Literaturdiskussion und Belletristik in den juedischen Zeitschriften Deutschlands 1837-1918"). She served as a research assistant for Prof. Jacob Katz and Dr. Uriel Tal, contributed to the 'Encyclopedia Judaica' and worked from 1971-1981 for 'Germania Judaica'. Since 1981 she has taught at the Department for German Literature, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Since July 2001 she was appointed a researcher in German Literature at a rank equivalent to associate professor. Since 1985 she has been associated with the Leo Baeck Institute Jerusalem as editor of Gershom Scholem's letters; since 1999 member of the LBI's steering committee. Since 1991 she has been a senior research fellow at the Franz Rosenzweig Research Centre. One of the three chief editors of the critical edition of Else Lasker-Schueler's works and letters in 12 volumes.

Research Interests:

German-Jewish Literature and Cultural History; The Place of German Literature in the Modern Hebrew Literature and Culture of the 19th and 20th Century; Religion and Modernity.

Recent Publications:

Books:

(ed.): Betty Scholem - Gershom Scholem. Mutter und Sohn im Briefwechsel 1917-1946. Munich, C. H. Beck, 1989, 560 pp.
Hebrew Translation: Tel Aviv, Schocken, 1998.

(ed.): Gershom Scholem. Briefe. Band I, 1914-1947. Munich, C. H. Beck, 1994, 525 pp.

(ed.) Else Lasker-Schuelers Jerusalem. Katalog zur Ausstellung anlaesslich des 50. Todestags der Dichterin. Jerusalem, Jewish National & University Library und Franz Rosenzweig Zentrum, 1995, 122 pp.

(ed.): Gershom Scholem. Briefe III, 1971-1982. Munich, C. H. Beck Verlag, 1999, 517 pp.

(ed. together with Klaus Briegleb): Gedaechtnis, Mythos, Modernitaet. Das Jerusalemer Heine-Symposium. Hamburg, Doelling und Galitz, 2001.

(ed. together with Karl Juergen Skrodzki): Else Lasker-Schueler: Prosa 1921-1945. Volume 4 of the Critical Edition in two parts: 4.1: Text, 4.2: Annotations. Frankfurt/Main, Juedischer Verlag/Suhrkamp, 2001.

(ed. together with Karl Juergen Skrodzki): Else Lasker -Schueler: Das Hebraeerland. Volume 5 of the Critical Edition. Frankfurt/Main, Juedischer Verlag/Suhrkamp. Spring 2002.


Articles:

"Fremdes und Eigenes. Zur Position von Ludwig Strauss in den Kontroversen um Assimilation und Judentum in den Jahren 1912-1914." In: Hans Otto Horch (ed.): Ludwig Strauss 1892 / 1992. Beitraege zu seinem Leben und Werk. Tuebingen, Niemeyer, 1995, pp. 173-183.

"Ost und West in der deutsch-juedischen Literatur von Heinrich Heine bis Joseph Roth." In: Mark H. Gelber, Hans Otto Horch and Sigurd Paul Scheichl (eds.): Von Franzos zu Canetti. Juedische Autoren aus Oesterreich. Neue Studien. Tuebingen, Niemeyer 1996, pp. 189-200.

"In Search of Judaism Lost. [On Gershom Scholem]." In: Zmanim. Historical Quarterly. Tel Aviv University. 16, 1997/98 61, 77-87 (Hebrew).

"Eine deutsch-juedische Stimme sucht Gehoer. Zu Esther Dischereits Romanen, Hoerspielen und Gedichten." In: Stephan Braese (ed.): In der Sprache der Tater. Neue Lektueren deutschsprachiger Nachkriegs- und Gegenwartsliteratur. Wiesbaden, Westdeutscher Verlag, 1998, pp. 199-225.

"Ueberleben mit Kunst oder Kunst des Ueberlebens. Zu Kafkas letzter Erzaehlung "Josefine, die Saengerin oder Das Volk der Maeuse"." In: Juedischer Almanach 2000 des Leo Baeck Instituts. Frankfurt/Main, Juedischer Verlag/Suhrkamp 1999, pp. 76-86.

"Eigensinniges Genie und aufruehrende Moral. Lessings Fabeln." In: Wolfgang Beck and Detlef Felken (eds.): Ein solches Jahrhundert vergisst sich nicht mehr. Lieblingstexte aus dem 18. Jahrhundert. Vorgestellt von Autorinnen und Autoren des Verlags C. H. Beck. Munich, C. H. Beck, 2000, pp. 298-302.

"Bild als Text und Text als Bild. Hebraeische Akzente bei Else Lasker-Schueler." In: Ricarda Dick et al. (eds.): Schrift : Bild : Schrift. Catalogue of the Exhibition at the August Macke Haus in Bonn 29. 10. 2000 - 18. 2. 2001. Bonn 2000, pp. 63-71.

"'Niemals von juedischen Verhaeltnissen sprechen...'. Zum juedischen Subtext in Heines 'Ideen. Das Buch Le Grand'." In: Klaus Briegleb and Itta Shedletzky (eds.): Gedaechtnis, Mythos, Modernitaet. Das Jerusalemer Heine-Symposium. Hamburg, Doelling und Galitz, 2001, pp. 49-64.


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