Monday, March 26, 2012

Lecture: "Frightening Jews" this Wednesday

Lecture Wednesday March 28: "FRIGHTENING JEWS" by JEREMY DAUBER
(Columbia University)

Is there such a thing as Jewish horror? Looking at examples of what has frightened Jews over three millennia of literary history, we'll venture some conclusions.
12:00 NOON
Jeremy Dauber is the Atran Associate Professor of Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture, and Director of Columbia's Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies. His first book, Antonio's Devils: Writers of the Jewish Enlightenment and the Birth of Modern Hebrew and Yiddish Literature, was published in 2004 by Stanford University Press; in 2006, he and Joel Berkowitz published an anthology of their translations of landmark Yiddish plays; and in 2010, Yale University Press published his second monograph, In the Demon's Bedroom: Yiddish Literature and the Early Modern. He is the co-editor of Prooftexts: A Journal of Jewish Literature, a leading journal in the field. Dauber's research interests include older Yiddish literature, the literature of the Jewish Enlightenment, and Yiddish theater, and he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on Yiddish literature, as well as courses on humor in Jewish literature and American Jewish literature. He regularly lectures on topics related to Jewish literature, history, and popular culture at the 92nd Street Y and other venues around the country.

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