This exhibition will showcase the book collectionof Hanna King ‘15, which won first prize in the Newton Book CollectionCompetition and placed second in the National Collegiate Book CollectingContest. Her collection includes Ashkenazi “women writers, poets,theologians and musicians” as well as the work of “genderqueer andtransgender Ashkenazim.” Through this collection, Hanna exploresmarginalized culture, more specifically, the marginalized Ashkenazi Jewsthat, as Hanna writes, are part of a tradition that “does not fullyembrace them.”
Come to the McCabe lobby and enjoy this wonderful collection.
\"And my life, a page plucked from a holy book
the first line torn?\"
-Kadya Molodovsky, 1927
Comeand listen to Hanna King ’15, winner of the Newton Book CollectionCompetition and second place winner of the National Collegiate BookCollecting Contest, read and talk to us about her book collection titled“'Plucked from a holy book': Ashkenazim on the margins.” In hercollection, Hanna chose to include authors who hold “a marginalizedidentity.” Her collection will also be displayed during her talk soplease come early or stay after the talk to browse her collection.
Reception to follow.
About the Competition
The A. Edward Newton Student Book Collection Competition is thelongest-running collegiate book collecting competition in the nation.Started in the 1930s by a renowned Philadelphia book collector, A.Edward Newton, the competition anually awards cash prizes to the threeSwarthmore College students who submit the best essays and annotatedbibliographies of their book collections.