We invite you to this comprehensive introductory course about Yiddish literature.
During the seven lectures, you will meet the most significant Yiddish poets and writers of the 19-20th centuries. But more importantly, you will understand the main processes and movements in the development of Yiddish literature. This course will be interesting both for absolute beginners and for those ones who are already familiar with Yiddish fiction. Everyone will leave the course with a solid basis of new knowledge. You will find Yiddish writers and poets who might be specially interesting for you and will be able to build your own Yiddish reading shelf.
Cost: $25 for an individual class or a 7-class package for $150.
Time: 11:30 a.m. PDT (2:30 p.m. EDT, 7:30 p.m. in the U.K., 8:30 p.m. in most of Europe, 9:30 p.m. in Israel)
Instructor: Ekaterina Kuznetsova. She was born in Moscow where she studied Literature, Pedagogics, and Religious Studies. In 2016, she graduated from the MA program in Yiddish Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. There she did her research in Yiddish literature under the supervision of leading contemporary scholars, David Roskies, Hana Wirth-Nesher, and Avraham Novershtern. She defended an M.A. thesis about translations of Sholem Aleichem's works into Russia. Her research interest lays in the history of Yiddish literature, interconnections between Yiddish and surrounding literatures, and translations from Yiddish into European languages.
She currently lives in Berlin, where she co-founded the initiative Yiddish.Berlin – a group of artists and activists that organizes cultural events involving Yiddish literature and culture. She is a regular contributor to In Geveb journal.