Jacob Romm

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2nd Year Graduate School Student
Jacob Romm is a Ph.D. candidate in the joint program between Comparative Literature and Early Modern Studies, also working on certificates in translation studies and book history. His research interests include trans and queer histories of the early modern period, cultural and literary exchanges between Jewish and Christian communities, and the history of the printed book. Jacob translates from French, Yiddish, and Hebrew and is currently translating the Yiddish poet Menke Katz as a Yiddish Book Center fellow. He also is an enthusiastic student of the art of letterpress printing, and has recently started a tiny print shop, Letter and Spirit Press



Research Interests 

book history, histories of printing, early modern studies, history of gender and sexuality, theories and practices of translation, Bible reception and interpretation, Yiddish, Jews in the Renaissance, devotional literature, liturgical texts

Working Languages 

French, Yiddish, Biblical Hebrew, Latin, Ancient Greek 

Education History 

BA in Literature from Yale, 2018.