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Professor Jay Geller
Affiliated Senior Research Fellow, CJCR
Jay Geller is Associate Professor of Modern Jewish Culture at Vanderbilt Divinity School and the Vanderbilt University Jewish Studies Program. He has published numerous articles on Freud's Jewish identity, in particular, and on the relationship between antisemitism and modern European Jewish identity formation, in general. More recently, his work has focused on the Shoah and film. His On Freud's Jewish Body: Mitigating Circumcisions appeared in Fall 2007 from Fordham University Press. The companion volume, The Other Jewish Question: Modernity and the Body of Jewish Identification (also Fordham University Press), which includes chapters on Levin Varnhagen, Heine, Marx, Nordau, Schreber, Kafka (inter alia), came out in the summer of 2011 while Geller was a Visiting Fellow at the CJCR and formed the basis for an international colloquium with Vivian Liska and Liliane Weissberg. His earlier publications include Reading Freud's Reading (as coeditor), and a special issue of American Imago (as guest editor).