Comparative Literature | Topics iin Yiddish Culture
C378 | 3218 | Prof. Kerler

MW  4:00-5:15

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. In
Joint-listed with GER-Y 350/506
*Fulfills: Jewish Studies Language & Literature or History & Society
course; A & H