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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Abstract & Index

  • American Jewish Yearbook
  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index
  • Current Contents: Arts & Humanities
  • EBSCO Academic Search Premier
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  • EBSCO Humanities International Index
  • Humanities Abstracts
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  • Index Islamicus
  • Index to Jewish Periodicals
  • MLA Bibliography
  • Old Testament Abstracts
  • ProQuest Curriculum Essentials
  • ProQuest Literature Online (LION)
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  • Rambi
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  • Social Sciences Citation Index
  • Thomson Scientific
  • Wilson Omnifile