b a r b a r a  k i r s h e n b l a t t - g i m b l e t t

University Professor
Department of Performance Studies
Tisch School of the Arts
New York University
721 Broadwy, 6th fl
New York, NY 10003-6807

T: 212-998-1628 / F: 212-254-7885
bkg@nyu.edu / http://www.nyu.edu/classes/bkg/web
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Selected Publications

Books

> They Called Me Mayer July: Painted Memories of a Jewish Childhood in Poland before the Holocaust, with Mayer Kirshenblatt (University of California Press, 2007). Winner of the Canadian Jewish Book Award, AAUP Award for book design, finalist for National Jewish Book Award. For reviews and news about book and exhibition, go to: http://www.mayerjuly.com

> The Art of Being Jewish in Modern Times, edited with Jonathan Karp (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008). NEW in paperback


> Museum Frictions: Public Cultures/Global Transformations, co-edited with Ivan Karp, Corinne Kratz et al. (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2006).

> Writing Modern Jewish History: Essays in Honor of Salo W. Baron (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006), editor and contributor. IntroductionWinner of National Jewish Book Award.

> Art from Start to Finish: Jazz, Painting, Writing, and other Improvisations, co-edited with Howard Becker and Rob Faulkner (University of Chicago Press, 2005).

> Destination Culture: Tourism, Museums, and Heritage (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998). Reviews: Museum Anthropology; Journal of American History; Journal of American Folklore; Sh'ma.com; H-Net Reviews.

> Image Before My Eyes: A Photographic History of Jewish Life in Poland Before the Holocaust, with Lucjan Dobroszycki (New York: Schocken, reissue 1995).


> Fabric of Jewish Life: Textiles from the Jewish Museum Collection (New York: The Jewish Museum, 1977), with Cissy Grossman.

> Getting Comfortable in New York: The American Jewish Home, 1880-1950. Eds. Susan L. Braunstein and Jenna Weissman Joselit (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1991), with Irving Howe and Jenna Weissman Joselit.

> The Israel Experience: Studies in Youth Travel and Jewish Identity (Jerusalem: Studio Kavgraph, 2002), with Harvey Goldberg and Samuel Heilman.

> Authoring Lives (Bhubaneswar, India: Mayur Publications, 1992).

> Speech Play: Research and Resources for Linguistic Creativity (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1976), editor and contributor.

> The Field of Yiddish: Studies in Yiddish Language, Folklore, and Literature. Fifth Collection (Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press/YIVO, New York, 1993), co-edited with David Goldberg, Marvin I. Herzog, and Dan Miron.

> The Field of Yiddish: Studies in Language, Folklore, and Literature. Fourth Collection (Philadelphia: ISHI.1980), co-edited with Marvin I. Herzog, Dan Miron, and Ruth Wisse.

Articles

Museums/Heritage/Tourism/World's Fairs
> Intangible Heritage as Metacultural Production
> From Ethnology to Heritage: The Role of the Museum NEW
> Jewish Children's Museum: A Virtual Roundtable on Material Religion NEW
> The Museum--A Refuge for Utopian Thought
> Performing the State: The Jewish Palestine Pavilion at the New York World's Fair, 1919/1940
> World Heritage and Cultural Economics
> The Dematerialization of Culture and the De-Accessioning of Museum Collections
> Museum as Catalyst
> Performing Knowledge
> Kodak Moments, Flashbulb Memories: Reflections on 9/11
> The Ethnographic Burlesque
> Reflections: Exhibiting the Other
> Reflections on Spoleto's "Evoking History," June 2001 and cover
> Theorizing Heritage
> Afterlives
> On Difference
> Maasai on the Lawn (with Edward M. Bruner)
> Tourist Studies
> Mistaken Dichotomies
> Reflections on Cultural Brokerage in the United States and Germany
> Making a Place in the World: Jews and the Holy Land at World's Fairs
> Learning from Ethnography: Reflections on the Nature and Efficacy of Youth Tours to Israel
> Common Coin
> Making Difference
> Folklore's Crisis
> New York Favorites

Jewish
> The Corporeal Turn
> Jewish Children's Museum: A Virtual Roundtable on Material Religion
NEW
>
Jewish Food and Drink NEW
> Passover NEW
> East European Jewish Cookbooks NEW
> Introduction, Writing Modern Jewish History: Essays in Honor of Salo W. Baron
> The Modiya Project: An Experiment in Research Centered Pedagogy
> Jews/Media/Religion: Mapping a Field, Building a Resource (AJS Perspectives, spring 2005)
> Participatory Journalism (Sh'ma June 2005)

> The "New Jews": Reflections on Emerging Cultural Practices
>
The Moral Sublime: Jewish Women and Philanthropy in Nineteenth-Century America

> Introduction, The Art of Being Jewish in Modern Times, with Jonathan Karp

> Performing the State: The Jewish Palestine Pavilion at the New York World's Fair, 1919/1940

> Making a Place in the World: Jews and the Holy Land at World's Fairs
> Sounds of Sensibility (on klezmer music)
> Introduction, Life Is with People: The Culture of the Shtetl
> Imagining Europe: The Popular Arts of American Jewish Ethnography
> Learning from Ethnography: Reflections on the Nature and Efficacy of Youth Tours to Israel
> Spaces of Dispersal
> Kitchen Judaism
> The Kosher Gourmet in the Nineteenth-Century Kitchen
> The Moral Sublime: The Temple Emanuel Fair and Its Cookbook, Denver, 1888
> Di folkloristik: A Good Yiddish Word
> The Cut That Binds: The Western Ashkenazic Torah Binder as Nexus Between Torah and Circumcision

> Objects of Memory: Material Culture as Life Review
> Problems in the Early History of Jewish Folkloristics

> "Contraband:" Performance, Text and Analysis of a "Purim-Shpil"

> A Parable in Context
> Performance of Precepts, Precepts of Performance: Hasidic Celebrations of Purim in Brooklyn

Aesthetics of Everyday Life
> Kodak Moments, Flashbulb Memories: Reflections on 9/11
> The Electronic Vernacular
> The Future of Folklore Studies in America: The Urban Frontier
> The Aesthetics of Everyday Life, Conversations Before the End of Time
> An accessible aesthetic: the role of folk arts and the folk artist in the curriculum

Art
> "This Is a Stone from the Endless Beach": Max Gimblett Interviewed by Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett

Performance Studies

> Performance Studies
> What's Wrong With These Terms? A Conversation with Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett and Diana Taylor

Food
> Jewish Food and Drink NEW
> East European Jewish Cookbooks NEW
> Passover NEW
>
Playing to the Senses: Food as a Performance Medium
> Making Sense of Performance: The Table and the Stage NEW
> Foreword, Culinary Tourism
> Kitchen Judaism
> The Moral Sublime: The Temple Emanuel Fair and Its Cookbook, Denver, 1888
> The Kosher Gourmet in the Nineteenth-Century Kitchen
> Alicia Rios: Tailor of the Body's Interior
> Messages in a Bottle
> Edible Art
> Dragon Cucumber/Tsukemono Fair
> Culture Ingested: On the Indigenization of Phillipine Food


Press Kit
> Resume
> Photo 1: jpg / tif Credit: Frédéric Brenner. Photo 2: jpg. Photo 3: small/large Credit: Frédéric Brenner.
> List of publications
> Curriculum vitae

Interviews
> Performance Studies play
> Conversations Before the End of Time
> Tourist Studies
> Museum International
> NPR

Lectures
> Museum of the History of Polish Jews NYU (11/7/07). play. NEW
>
Mayer and Barbara in conversation, SFJCC (9/5/07). play. NEW
> Mayer and Barbara in conversation, Magnes (9/9/07). play. NEW
> Barbara talks about collaborating with her father, Lehigh (3/25/08). play. NEW

Projects
>Modiya play (Working Group on Jews, Media, and Culture)
> Museum of the History of Polish Jews (Leader of Core Exhibition Development Team).

In the news
> Winner of 2008 Foundation for Jewish Culture lifetime achievement award
> Winner of 2008 Mlotek Prize for Yiddish and Yiddish Culture

> KlezKanada 2004
> National Foundation of Jewish Culture
> Modern Jewry and the Arts
> Alledaags is niet gewoon
> Scoop New Zealand
> Spoleto USA 2001
> Voice Over
> University of Pennsylvania
> Council on American Jewish Museums
> Exhibiting the Other

Editorial / Advisory Boards
Books
> Jews in Eastern Europe: The YIVOEncyclopedia
> Encyclopedia of Food and Culture
Journals
> TDR The Drama Review: Journal of Performance Studies
> Text and Performance Quarterly
> Tourist Studies
> Museum and Society
> Museum Anthropology
> Journal of the History of Collections
> American Ethnologist
> Journal of Folklore Research
> Gastronomica
> Senses & Society
>
Cuizine
> All about Jewish Theatre
> Contemporary Jewry
Book Series
> California Studies in Food and Culture
> Jewish Studies: Folklore and Ethnography
>
Jewish Cultures of the World, Rutgers University Press
Projects
>Reboot Poll
Institutions
> Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
> City Lore: Center for Urban Folk Culture
> Museum of Jurassic Technology
> Copia: The American Center for Wine, Food, and the Arts
> International Center for Advanced Studies, NYU

Symposia / Conferences / Lectures
>
2005 Nemer lecture, USC
> American Jewish Icons: 350th Anniversary of Jewish Life in America
> Rejewvenation: The Futures of Jewish Culture
> The Relational Museum
> Les faiseurs de musées
> Museum of the History of Polish Jews
> Visual Culture and Jewish Identity
> Van Alen: Variable City
> Mediating Anne Frank
> SIEF ( Société Internationale d’Ethnologie et de Folklore)
> Cookbooks and Archives
> Storytelling in Performance
> Museums of Tomorrow
> Motion Studies: Formation of the Everyday
> Reimagining Museums for New Art
> Material Culture: Habitats and Values
> Presenting History: Museums in a Democratic Society
> World Cultures Report
> CLAL's Jewish Public Forum
> Museutopia
> Museums and Global Public Spheres
> SSRC Program on the Arts
> Museums of Modern Science
> Alledaags is niet gewoon
> Museum 2000
> Popular and Mass Culture
> Towards a New Urbanism
>
Gathering/Place: Folklore, Aesthetic Ecologies, and the Public Domain
> Second Nature: Vernacular Systems of Understanding
> SSRC Words in Motion
>
'Race', Nation, Aesthetics, and the Fabrication of Modernities
> Arts and Citizenship
> Garden of Eden
> Folklore, Heritage Politcs, and Ethnic Diversity
> International Theatre Academy

Syllabi
> Performance Studies Issues and Methods 2000,1999, 1998, 1997
> Aesthetics of Everyday Life 2000
> Dissertation Proposal 2000


Image Before My Eyes
, 90 mins. feature documentary film/video (1981). Reissued on DVD in 2006.

Updated 8/14/08