Saul Noam Zaritt


Saul_Zaritt_007_FINAL sm headshotSaul Noam Zaritt is a an associate professor of Yiddish Literature in the departments of Comparative Literature and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University. He is also the founding editor of In geveb: A Journal of Yiddish Studies. He received his PhD from the Jewish Theological Seminary in Jewish Literature.

Saul studies modern Jewish writing and the politics of translation, examining how writers reimagine the languages of Jewish experience by crossing and inhabiting cultural boundaries. With a focus on Yiddish literature of the twentieth century, Saul’s research tracks how texts labeled as “Jewish”—by the writers themselves or by critics and institutions—respond to the modern demand for legibility and translatability.

Saul’s book Jewish American Writing and World Literature: Maybe to Millions, Maybe to Nobody (Oxford UP) will be out September 9, 2020.