Woody on Rye

Wednesday, May 28, 7:00pm | Talk


Reed Professor Marat Grinberg will discuss his volume on Woody Allen, called Woody on Rye, and the presence of Jewishness in Allen's life and body of work, including the controversies surrounding his public and private persona. He’ll introduce Woody Allen's 1991 film, Shadows and Fog, in the context of the director's engagement with the Holocaust and the work of Franz Kafka. 

There will be a screening of the film, followed by a Q&A session. 

This event is co-sponsored with the Mittleman Jewish Community Center.  


About Marat Grinberg: Marat Grinberg is Associate Professor of Russian and Humanities at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. He has published widely on literature, film, and modern Jewish culture and politics. He is the author of “I am to Be Read not from Left to Right, but in Jewish: from Right to Left”: The Poetics of Boris Slutsky (Academic Studies Press, 2011, 2013) and a co–editor of Woody on Rye: Jewishness in the Films and Plays of Woody Allen (Brandeis University Press, 2013).