Marci Shore is assistant professor of history at Yale University. She is the author of Caviar and Ashes: A Warsaw Generation’s Life and Death in Marxism, 1918-1968 and the translator of Michał Głowiński’s The Black Seasons. She is currently at work on two projects: The Self Laid Bare, an examination of the central European encounters occasioned by phenomenology and structuralism; and The Taste of Ashes, an account of Eastern Europe’s grappling with its memories of totalitarianism at the century’s end.
Her articles and essays include “The Spring that Passed: The Pikador Poets’ Return to Jewishness” (Polin, “(The End of) Communism as a Generational History” (Contemporary European History), “Tevye’s Daughters: Jews and European Modernity” (Contemporary European History), “‘If we’re proud of Freud. . .: The Family Romance of Judeo-Communism,” (East European Politics and Societies), “Czysto Babski: A Women’s Friendship in a Man’s Revolution” (East European Politics and Societies), “Engineering in the Age of Innocence: A Genealogy of Discourse Inside the Czechoslovak Writers’ Union, 1949-1967” (East European Politics and Societies), “Children of the Revolution: Communism, Zionism, and the Berman Brothers” (Jewish Social Studies), “Conversing with Ghosts: Jedwabne, Żydokomuna, and Totalitarianism” (Kritika: Explorations of Russian and Eurasian History), and “Man liess sie nicht mal ein paar Worte sagen” (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung).
Marci Shore will present a lecture entitled: The Generation of March 1968: Searching for Meaning after Marxism.