Goethe University
Nancy S. and Laurence E. Glick Teaching Fellowship

Research Topic

The ‘Sephardicization’ of Hebrew Poetry in Thirteenth-Century Ashkenaz and Byzantium


Elisabeth Hollender is Professor of Jewish Studies at Goethe University in Frankfurt. An expert on medieval Ashkenazic poetry and poetics, she published Piyyut Commentary in Medieval Ashkenaz (2008). In the spring, Hollender will examine the process of cultural transmission of Jewish liturgical traditions during the thirteenth century.


1998–1999 (1)

Analyzing simultaneously medieval poetry and the texts and philosophical issues of the Haskalah.


Devoting intense study to a complex century characterized by the entanglement of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim life.