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Ruth R. Wisse

Ruth WisseRuth R. Wisse is Martin Peretz Professor of Yiddish Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University. Before coming to Harvard in 1993 she taught at McGill University where she helped to found the Jewish Studies Program. She has written and edited several books on Jewish literature, including The Modern Jewish Canon and The Schlemiel as Modern Hero. Among her writings on culture and politics, the latest is Jews and Power.