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2006 Tenenbaum Lecture

Professor Ruth Wisse
“Yiddish at the Center; English at the Margins”

February 8, 2006, 7:30 PM
Reception Hall of the Michael C. Carlos Museum

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Ruth R. Wisse is Martin Peretz Professor of Yiddish and Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University. Earning the Ph.D. in English from McGill University, Professor Wisse came to Yiddish and comparative literature because, as she says, Yiddish literature is “exceptionally revealing, dramatic, original, and important” in understanding the human and the Jewish experience. In addition to Harvard, she has held academic appointments at McGill and Tel Aviv University and visiting appointments at YIVO Institute, Hebrew University, Stanford University, and New York University. She is the author most recently of The Modern Jewish Canon: A Journey Through Literature and Culture , a winner of the National Jewish Book Award. Other works include I. L. Peretz and The Making of Modern Jewish Culture, A Little Love in Big Manhattan: Two Yiddish Poets, and The Schlemiel as Modern Hero, plus several edited volumes of Yiddish prose and poetry in translation.

 

 

Faculty/Student Seminar:
“Jacob Glatstein in the Library of America?”

In addition to her public lecture, Professor Wisse will be giving a seminar for Emory faculty and students on Wednesday, February 8th, from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm in the J.W. Jones Room of Woodruff Library.

This lecture is sponsored by:

The Rabbi Donald A. Tam Institute for Jewish Studies

With generous cosponsorship from:

Emory University's
Department of Religion
Graduate Division of Religion
Institute for Comparative and International Studies
German Studies Department
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Department of Comparative Literature
History Department
Center for Humanistic Inquiry

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