Germanic Languages | Yiddish Culture in America
Y506 | 2631 | Professor Dov-Ber Kerler


Y506 Yiddish Culture in America (3 cr.)
	D. Kerler
	sec. 2631
	1:00-2:15 p.m.
	TR, BH 242

	Topic: Aspects of Modern Yiddish Culture (1880s-1980s)

The course aims to offer an integrative overview and discussion of
the various aspects and manifestations of modern Yiddish culture. It
will, among others, deal with the following topics: (a) sociology,
ideology, and modern history of Yiddish, (b) Yiddish folksong and
modern Yiddish poetry, (c) 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.

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