Germanic Languages | Topics in Yiddish Culture: Readings in Yiddish Ethnography: Folklore and Diatectology
Y506 | 26100 | Dov-Ber Kerler


Topics in Yiddish Culture (3 cr.)  D. Kerler R 6:30-8:30

This graduate course will offer a survey of some of the major (a)
collection and conceptualization efforts of Eastern European Jewish
ethnography and folklore; (b) genres and aspects of folk-creativity,
linguistic vitality, as well as remnants of traditional culture,
education, and entertainment; (c) introduction to hands-on analysis
of select oral history and dialectological interviews with the last
pre-war native Yiddish speakers that have been collected by the
Indiana University Yiddish Ethnographic Project since 2002.