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Jewish Modernism in Early 20th-Century Europe:

Thursday, December 9, 2010
12:00 AM
THURS: 202 South Thayer Street, Room 2022
FRI: Rackham, Assembly Hall

Languages, Trends, Politics

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Thursday, Dec. 9: 202 South Thayer Street, Room 2022

4 pm – 6 pm:
Graduate Students’ Presentations Alexandra Hoffman, Oren Segal, Orian Zakai, Sara Feldman

6 – 7 pm: Reception

7 pm: Keynote Lecture
Dan Miron, Columbia University
Comparing Modernisms: The Case of Hebrew and Yiddish
Respondents: Shachar Pinsker and Mikhail Krutikov, University of Michigan


Friday, Dec. 10: Rackham, Assembly Hall

8:45 am – 9:45 am
Kalman Weiser, York University
Vilna vs Warsaw: The Capital of Yiddishland?
Gennady Estraikh, New York University
Building Sites of Yiddishism: The Kultur-Lige in Kiev, Warsaw, and Paris

10:00 am – 11 am
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
“With the changing of horizons comes the broadening of the horizon”: Multilingual Narrative Modes in M.Y. Berdichevsky’s Miriam

Maya Barzilai, University of Michigan
The Flowers of Shame: Avraham Ben Yitzhak and the Multilingualism of Language Revival


This event is co-sponsored by: CREES, the Department of Comparative Literature and the Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures.

For additional information please refer to:Kim Reick Kunoff, Public Relations Coordinator
Jean & Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies

ph: 734.615.8503
http://www.lsa.umich.edu/judaic/