Sponsors: Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, CREES, Department of Comparative Literature.
Thursday, Dec 9
202 South Thayer Street, Room 2022
4-6 pm: Graduate Students’ Presentations
Alexandra Hoffman, Oren Segal, Orian Zakai, and Sara Feldman
7 pm: Keynote Lecture
Dan Miron, Columbia University
"Comparing Modernisms: The Case of Hebrew and Yiddish"
Respondents: Shachar Pinsker and Mikhail Krutikov, U-M
Friday, Dec. 10
Rackham, Assembly Hall
Kalman Weiser, York University and Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies
"Open Doors and Glass Ceilings: Developments in Modern Hebrew and Yiddish Education in Interwar Eastern Europe"
Gennady Estraikh, New York University
"Building Sites of Yiddishism: The Kultur-Lige in Kiev, Warsaw, and Paris"
Harriet Murav, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
"Bergelson, Bergson, and the Materialization of Memory"
Allison Schachter, Vanderbilt University
"The Gendered Address of Jewish Modernism: Dovid Bergelson in Berlin and Dvora Baron in Tel Aviv"
11:15 am-12:15 pm
Na’ama Rokem, University of Chicago and Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies
"Miriam in Berlin: Berdichevsky's Multilingual Narrative"
Maya Barzilai, U-M
"The Flowers of Shame: Avraham Ben Yitzhak and the Multilingualism of Language Revival"