Master teacher and scholar Ruth Wisse is Martin Peretz Professor of Yiddish Literature and Comparative Literature Emerita at Harvard University and Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Tikvah Fund. Her books on literary subjects include an edition of Jacob Glatstein's two-volume fictional memoir, The Glatstein Chronicles and The Modern Jewish Canon: A Journey Through Literature and Culture. She is also the author of two political studies, If I Am Not for Myself: The Liberal Betrayal of the Jews and Jews and Power. Her most recent book, No Joke: Making Jewish Humor, was published as a volume in the Tikvah Fund’s Library of Jewish Ideas. Professor Wisse's previous online course for Tikvah was a study of George Eliot's Daniel Deronda.