Yiddish Culture in Past and Present Scholarship

Le Département d’Histoire et le Programme des études yiddish de l’Université hébraïque de Jérusalem organisent les 27 et 28 mai prochains une conférence intitulée Yiddish Culture in Past and Present Scholarship.  Histories, Ideologies, Methodologies réunissant les chercheurs, les historiens, les critiques littéraires et culturels sur le thème de l’histoire de la culture ( scholarship) yiddish ; que ce soit sur la littérature yiddish ancienne ou moderne, sur le théâtre, le cinéma, le folklore… et ce à travers les siècles et le monde.

La conférence se tiendra à l’Université hébraïque de Jérusalem :
Mt. Scopus, Jérusalem
Beit Maiersdorf, Room 405 / 502

Mercredi 27 Mai 2015

10:15 : Accueil et Introduction
Prof. Moshe Sluhovsky, Head of the History Department, Hebrew University ; Prof. Avraham Novershtern, Head of the Yiddish Studies Program, Hebrew University ; Dr. Aya Elyada, History Department, Hebrew University

10:45
Keynote Lecture
Prof. Hana Wirth-Nesher, Director, Goldreich Family Institute for Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture Tel Aviv University
Tradition, the Individual Talent, and Yiddish: Taking Stock
Respondent: Prof. Mikhail Krutikov, University of Michigan ; Chair: Aya Elyada, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

13:15 :  Scholarly Work in/on Yiddish: Eastern Europe Before and After the War
Chair: Gali Drucker Bar-Am, Tel Aviv University ; Respondent: Prof. Israel Bartal, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
David Fishman, Jewish Theological Seminary of America : Yiddish Scholarship Amidst the Ruins: The Scholarly Work of the Vilna Jewish Museum, 1944-1949
Gennady Estraikh, New York University : Hersh Remenik’s Retrospect of Soviet Yiddish Literature

15:30 : Reflections on the Study of Yiddish Theatre
Chair: Diego Rotman, Hebrew University of Jerusalem ; Respondent: Dr. Shelly Zer-Zion, Tel Aviv University
Zehavit Stern, University of Oxford : The Father, the Orphan, and the Bastard: Yiddish Theatre Historiography and the Quest for a Jewish Art Heritage
Joel Berkowitz, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee : The Old, the New, and the Missing: Reflecting on the State of Yiddish Theatre Scholarship, ca. 2015

17:30 : Book Discussion :Avraham Novershtern, Here Dwells the Jewish People: A Century of American Yiddish Literature, Jerusalem: The Magnes Press, 2015 (in Hebrew)
Chair: Eli Lederhendler, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
David G. Roskies, Jewish Theological Seminary of America, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Avraham Novershtern, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Jeudi 28 mais 2015

09:15 : Discussing Yiddish in German: the 19th and Early 20th Century
Chair: Cecile E. Kuznitz, Bard College ; Respondent: Prof. Guy Miron, Open University of Israel
Ofer Dynes, Harvard University : Yiddish for Spies, Lemberg 1814
Ruth von Bernuth, UNC Chapel Hill : Yiddish as Kulturträger: Binjamin Wolf Segel and Yiddish Studies
Kata Gellen, Duke University : Soma Morgenstern’s Yiddish Kafka

12:00 :  Trends and Developments in Yiddish Literary Scholarship
Chair: Sonia Gollance, University of Pennsylvania ; Respondent: Prof. Avraham Novershtern, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Marc Caplan, Center for Jewish History, New York : « A Tree Is Best Measured When It Is Down »: Dan Miron’s A Traveler Disguised and the Location of Yiddish in Contemporary Theory
Adi Mahalel, University of Maryland, College Park : Yiddish Scholarship and the Neo-Conservative Revolution

14:45 :  Revisiting the Place of Philology in the Study of Old Yiddish Texts
Chair: Marion Aptroot, Heinrich Heine University, Dusseldorf ; Respondent: Prof. Chava Turniansky, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Shlomo Berger, University of Amsterdam : Yiddish Scholarship Between Philology and Anthropology
Claudia Rosenzweig, Bar Ilan University : Far from Where: Why Yiddish Philology Still Matters

17:00 :  Yiddish and Jewish Folkloristics
Chair: Oren Roman, University of Haifa ;Respondent: Prof. Galit Hasan-Rokem, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Szonja Ráhel Komoróczy, Hungarian Academy of Sciences : Yiddish Language and Culture Through the Lens of Jewish Scholarship in Hungary
Aya Elyada, Hebrew University of Jerusalem : Yiddish Culture and the Jewish Volkskunde at the Turn of the Century

18:45-19:15 : Concluding Discussion


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