Congrats to PhD candidate Jacqueline Krass (English) on receiving an Association for Jewish Studies (AJS) travel grant to present the paper, “Inappropriate, Obscene, Primitive: The Accented Poetry of Cathy Park Hong and Jerome Rothenberg” at the upcoming AJS conference in December 2022.
Mayrent Director Professor Sunny Yudkoff has organized a roundtable at the upcoming Association for Jewish Studies conference in December 2022 on “The Postwar Yiddish Bookshelf.”
Congratulation to Dr. Chad S.A. Gibbs (History, PhD ‘20) on his appointment as Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies in Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program and Director of the Zucker/Goldberg Center for Holocaust Studies at the College of Charleston.
In June 2021, PhD student Ri J. Turner (History) presented the first fruits of a project to set little-known Yiddish women’s poetry to music in a (Zoom) concert entitled “Gebeyn fun mayn gebeyn” (“Bone of My Bone”). The title comes from a poem by Yiddish poet Malka Lee (1904-1976). Turner worked together with violinist and arranger Nicolas Dupin and pianist Bastien Hartmann, through the Paris Yiddish Center. For more information, click here.
Professor Sunny Yudkoff joins other literary scholars to recommend readings for our current moment in the roundtable Pandemic and Plague: Literary Encounters. To read Sholem Aleichem’s 1901 monologue “The Pot,” click here for English and here for Yiddish.
Graduate student (History) Dylan Kaufman-Obstler presented a paper entitled “Debating a Yiddish Future: The Paradox of Yiddish Communist Education in the United States” at the Biennial Scholars Conference on American Jewish History (June, 2020).
Graduate student (History) Dylan Kaufman-Obstler published a review for In Geveb of Naomi Prawer Kadar’s new book Raising Secular Jews: Yiddish Schools and Their Periodicals for American Children, 1917-1950 . You can read the review here.