Professor Millet Wins Marcus Transformative Research Award for Book on Kabbalah Literature

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Jewish Studies Professor Kitty Millet has won the College of Liberal & Creative Arts’ inaugural Marcus Transformative Research Award. The award funds $3,000 in travel and a one-semester leave for researching her forthcoming book exploring the use of Kabbalah, the historical Jewish mystical tradition, in secular literature.

Bloomsbury Press will publish the book, titled “Kabbalah and Literature,” in late 2021. It includes an array of Jewish writers worldwide, such as the Safed Kabbalist Isaac Luria; Central Europeans Franz Kafka, Bruno Schulz and Walter Benjamin; Americans Marge Piercy and Cynthia Ozick; Brazilian Clarice Lispector; and Israeli Meir Shalev. It will be the first volume in Bloomsbury’s series on comparative Jewish literatures, for which Millet is editor in chief.

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