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Menachem Feuer

Menachem Feuer has a PhD in Comparative Literature and a Masters in Philosophy. He teaches Jewish Studies and Jewish Philosophy at York University in Toronto. Feuer has published several essays and book reviews on philosophy, literature, and Jewish studies in several book collections and peer-reviewed journals including Modern Fiction StudiesShofarMELUS, German Studies Review, International Studies in Philosophy, Comparative Literature and Culture, Ctheory, and Cinemaction.

Articles

Digital Capital: Berfrois Interviews Kenneth Goldsmith

Digital Capital: Berfrois Interviews Kenneth Goldsmith

Painting reacted in a smart way to its crisis of representation and became something...

Menachem Feuer: Pynchon and the Schlemiel

Menachem Feuer: Pynchon and the Schlemiel

What many literary critics overlook, however, is the fact that the schlemiel has also...

Paws Lifted by Menachem Feuer

Paws Lifted by Menachem Feuer

While Andy Warhol told us that everyone wants to becomes a star, filmmakers like...

Menachem Feuer: How Simple is Simon?

Menachem Feuer: How Simple is Simon?

His New Job, Charlie Chaplin, 1915 by Menachem Feuer He labored long hours, was...

Menachem Feuer on Rachel Cantor

Menachem Feuer on Rachel Cantor

Dante meets Beatrice at Ponte Santa Trinita, Henry Holiday, 1883 by Menachem Feuer Good on...

Derrida on Seinfeld

Derrida on Seinfeld

Deconstruction, apparently, isn’t a laughing matter. In a clip that has gone viral in...

Menachem Feuer: Conscious Schmoozing

Menachem Feuer: Conscious Schmoozing

In a popular Woody Allen joke about a moose, Allen, playing a schlemiel from...

Menachem Feuer on Franz Kafka

Menachem Feuer on Franz Kafka

What is most fascinating about all this is the fact that we, Kafka’s readers...

Menachem Feuer: Cynical Clowns

Menachem Feuer: Cynical Clowns

Cynicism includes all of the above-mentioned aspects. We see this by way of three...

Menachem Feuer on Sarah Silverman and Lena Dunham

Elle called Silverman’s image of her wearing a shirt with several naked Lena Dunhams...

Menachem Feuer: Body

Menachem Feuer: Body

While Sarah Silverman jokingly tells us that her Jewish identity has more to do...

Menachem Feuer: American Schlemiels

Menachem Feuer: American Schlemiels

Jewish-American comedy, in particular, has Eastern European and Germanic roots. It came over from...

Menachem Feuer on Robin Williams

Menachem Feuer on Robin Williams

Regardless of whether you are from Europe, the United States, Asia, or Africa, we...

Menachem Feuer: Schlemiels

Menachem Feuer: Schlemiels

As human beings we have to “court” failure. This term suggests two things: on...