Professor Noam Pines' Book Launch - A Success!

Professor Noam Pines' New Book: "The Infrahuman: Animality in Modern Jewish Literatures".

Professor Noam Pines presented his new book "The Infrahuman: Animality in Modern Jewish Literatures"

The book explores a little-known aspect in major works of Jewish literature from the period preceding World War II, in which Jewish writers in German, Hebrew, and Yiddish employed figures of animals in depictions of Jews and Jewish identity. Rather than serving as figures of Jewish “self-hatred,” the book argues that Jewish writers employed animals as a way to question prevalent notions of Jewish identity, and to subject pejorative designations of Judaism to literary elaboration and to philosophical negotiation.