Jenna Ingalls

Jenna Ingalls

PhD Candidate

Office: 5406 Dwinelle

Jenna Ingalls is a grad student in the German Literature and Culture Program at UC Berkeley, where she earned her MA in German Literature and Culture in Fall 2011. She studied German and Yiddish literature as an undergraduate at UC Berkeley and spent one year at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, focusing on Jewish theology and Jewish Studies. Her main interests are Jewish Studies, Language Identity, German-Yiddish Permeability, and the continued relevance of the Bible in (mostly) secular modernism. While Jenna is primarily concerned with the literature and culture of central Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries, she has also undertaken considerable training in pre-modern literature and culture, with special focus on representation of the sacraments in courtly literature. She runs a Jewish Studies working group between Berkeley and GTU, and is actively involved with the Townsend Center Working Groups on Medievalisms and BTWH: The Emergence of German Modernity. She is currently concentrating on the following topics: Else Lasker-Schüler translations of Yiddish literature in German Else Lasker-Schüler’s reception in Hebrew and Yiddish literature rewritings of Biblical stories

Research Areas

Else Lasker-Schüler; Yiddish; Jewish Studies; language identity; German-Yiddish permeability