Germanic Languages | Topics in Yiddish Culture
Y506 | 2984 | Dov-Ber Kerler

Y506	Topics in Yiddish Culture (3 cr.) Dov-Ber Kerler
Aspects of Modern Yiddish Culture (1880s-1980s)

Section: 2984
4:00P-5:15P / MW
BH 142

The course aims to offer an integrative overview and discussion of
the various aspects and manifestations of modern Yiddish culture. It
will, among others, focus on the following topics: (a) sociology,
ideology, and modern history of Yiddish, (b) Yiddish folksong and
modern Yiddish poetry, (c) history and role of Yiddish theater and
performing arts, (d) general survey of modern literary creativity;
(e) some aspects of architecture and plastic arts history, (f)
Yiddish education and scholarship (philology, historiography,
ethnography), (g) 20th century centers of Yiddish culture.

Required texts:
Emanuel Goldsmith, Modern Yiddish Culture, Fordham University Press,
1997. ISBN: 0823216950

Benjamin Harshav, The Meaning of Yiddish, Stanford University
Press:  Stanford Ca., 1999. ISBN: 0804735751

Ruth Rubin, Voices of a People : The Story of Yiddish Folksong,
University of Illinois Press, 2000. ISBN: 0252069188

Sandrow, Nahma, Vagabond Stars: a World History of Yiddish Theater,
Syracuse University Press,
2000. ISBN: 0-8156-0329-0