Jewish Renegades in the Arts
Presenter: Martha Rozett (English Department; Judaic Studies Affiliate Faculty)
Book talk: Beyond the Pale, by Elana Dykewomon
Venue: The Golub Center; United Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York
184 Washington Avenue Extension, Albany
Beyond The Pale, by Elana Dykewomon
February 3, 2011 (snow date: Feb. 17) 7:30pm
Professor Martha Rozett leads a discussion of lesbian activist Elana Dykewomon's novel, Beyond The Pale.
The story told in this critically acclaimed 1997 novel begins in the Russian Pale of Settlement in 1889, and follows a young girl who emigrates to New York after a pogrom kills her parents and scatters her family. She and her cousin go to work in the garment industry and eventually bear witness to the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. This panoramic novel has a strong political bent; Dykewomon uses her characters’ experiences to argue for gender equality.
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