For more than thirty years, Prooftexts has provided a forum for the growing field of Jewish literary studies. Integral to its mission is an attempt to bring together the study of modern Jewish literatures (in Hebrew, Yiddish, and European languages) with the literary study of the Jewish classical tradition as a whole. Since its inception, the journal has as much stimulated and created the field of Jewish literary studies as it has reflected its achievements.

Journal Details

  • Frequency: triannually
  • ISSN: 0272-9601
  • eISSN: 1086-3311
  • Keywords: Holocaust Studies, Jewish Culture, Jewish Studies, Literary Criticism, Literature, Masculinity, Modern Literature, Poetry, Religious Poetry, Feminism
  • First Issue: Volume 1, number 1 (1981)

Additional Information

Editorial Details

Editorial Office Contact Information
Prooftexts: A Journal of Jewish Literary History
1 West 4th Street
New York, NY 10012-1186 USA

  • Barry Wimpfheimer
  • Wendy Zierler
Managing Editor
  • Mandy Kelly
Associate Editors
  • Beth Berkowitz
  • Justin Daniel Cammy
  • Jonathan P. Decter
  • Amir Eshel
  • Tamar S. Hess
  • Sheila E. Jelen
  • Maud Kozodoy
  • Lital Levy
  • Adam Zachary Newton
  • Tzvi Novick
  • Ilana Pardes
  • Yaron Peleg
  • Shachar Pinsker
  • James A. Redfield
  • Rachel Rubenstein
  • Alison Schachter
  • Don Seeman
  • Vered Karti Shemtov
  • Maxim D. Shrayer
  • Naomi Sokoloff
  • Deborah Starr
  • Steven Weitzman
Editorial Staff
  • Angela Erisman
Founding Editors
  • Alan Mintz
  • David G. Roskies

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  • Clarivate Analytics: Web of Science
  • De Gruyter Saur: Dietrich's Index Philosophicus
  • De Gruyter Saur: IBZ - Internationale Bibliographie der Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaftlichen Zeitschriftenliteratur
  • De Gruyter Saur: Internationale Bibliographie der Rezensionen Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaftlicher Literatur
  • EBSCOhost: Academic Search Alumni Edition
  • EBSCOhost: Academic Search Complete
  • EBSCOhost: Academic Search Elite
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  • EBSCOhost: Academic Search: Main Edition
  • EBSCOhost: Advanced Placement Source
  • EBSCOhost: ATLA Religion Database
  • EBSCOhost: Biography Index: Past and Present (H.W. Wilson)
  • EBSCOhost: Book Review Digest Plus (H.W. Wilson)
  • EBSCOhost: Current Abstracts
  • EBSCOhost: Humanities Abstracts (H.W. Wilson)
  • EBSCOhost: Humanities Index (Online)
  • EBSCOhost: Humanities International Complete
  • EBSCOhost: Humanities International Index
  • EBSCOhost: Humanities Source Ultimate
  • EBSCOhost: Humanities Source
  • EBSCOhost: Index Islamicus Online
  • EBSCOhost: Jewish Studies Source
  • EBSCOhost: Literary Reference Center
  • EBSCOhost: Literary Reference Center Main Edition
  • EBSCOhost: Literary Reference Center Plus
  • EBSCOhost: MainFile
  • EBSCOhost: Middle Eastern & Central Asian Studies
  • EBSCOhost: MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association), coverage dropped
  • EBSCOhost: New Testament Abstracts (Online)
  • EBSCOhost: Old Testament Abstracts (Online)
  • EBSCOhost: OmniFile Full Text Mega (H.W. Wilson)
  • EBSCOhost: OmniFile Full Text Select (H.W. Wilson)
  • EBSCOhost: Poetry & Short Story Reference Center
  • EBSCOhost: Religion & Philosophy Collection
  • EBSCOhost: TOC Premier (Table of Contents)
  • Elsevier BV: Scopus
  • Gale: Academic OneFile
  • Gale: Book Review Index Plus
  • Gale: Diversity Studies Collection
  • Gale: Expanded Academic ASAP
  • Gale: General OneFile
  • Gale: InfoTrac Custom
  • Gale: MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association), coverage dropped
  • Gale: Religion and Philosophy Collection
  • OCLC: ArticleFirst
  • OCLC: Electronic Collections Online
  • OCLC: Humanities Index (Online)
  • ProQuest: Index Islamicus Online
  • ProQuest: MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association), coverage dropped
  • ProQuest: ProQuest 5000
  • ProQuest: ProQuest Central
  • ProQuest: Religion Database
  • Religious & Theological Abstracts