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Sela (Teichler)
Moses Mendelssohn Center, University of Potsdam; The Van Leer Institute, Jerusalem
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Jewish Enlightenment, Moses Mendelssohn, 18th-century German aesthetics, German and Jewish Bible translation and exegesis; German Jewish history, modern Jewish history, Jewish historiography; liberal German Jewish thought; biblical poetry, German Enlightenment, modern Bible scholarship, cultural history of music, early modern manuscript culture, women and music in the early modern period, English ecclesiastic history, female domesticity.
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Select Publications by Yael Sela (Teichler):

The People of the Song: Biblical Poetry, Translation, and the Reception of Moses Mendelssohn in the Berlin Hskalah. Boston & Leiden: Brill, forthcoming 2023.

Yael Sela. “The Eternal Jew and Counter-History in Gustav Landauer’s Lecture on August Strindberg’s ‘Historical Miniatures’.” In Skepsis and Antipolitics: The Alternative of Gustav Landauer, edited by Cedric Cohen-Skalli and Libera Pisano, pp. 348-356. Boston and Leiden: Brill, 2022.

“Sacred Poetry, Eternal Felicity, and the Redemption of Israel: Ovadiah Sforno’s Commentary on Psalms in the Berlin Haskalah,״ European Journal of Jewish Studies, 16.2 (2022):1-20.

“Longing for the Sublime: Jewish Self-Consciousness and The St. Matthew Passion in Biedermeier Berlin.” in Sara Levy’s World: Gender, Judaism, and the Bach Tradition in Enlightenment Berlin, ed. Nancy Sinkoff and Rebecca Cypess (Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 2018), pp. 147-177.

“The Voice of the Psalmist: On the Performative Role of Psalms in Moses Mendelssohn’s Jerusalem,” in Psalms In/On Jerusalem, ed. Ilana Pardes and Ophir Münz-Manor (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2019), 109-134.

“Music, Acculturation, and Haskalah between Berlin and Königsberg in the 1780s,” Jewish Quarterly Review 103.3 (2013): 352-84.

“My Lady Nevells Booke: Music, Patronage and Cultural Negotiation in Late Sixteenth- Century England,” Renaissance Studies, 26/1 (2012): 79-102.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
England, Germany
Expertise by Chronology
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Expertise by Topic
Book History, Literary History, Religion, Women