Date(s) - 04/23/2023
9:30 am - 11:00 am
1424 183rd St
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Translating Yiddish Women’s Literature with Jessica Kirzane
Sunday, April 23, 9:30 am
Shir Tikvah, 1424 183rd St, Homewood, IL
Dr. Jessica Kirzane is a scholar of Yiddish Studies, specializing in questions of race, gender, and regionalism in American Yiddish fiction. She has translated two Yiddish novels by Miriam Karpilove: Diary of a Lonely Girl, or the Battle Against Free Love and A Provincial Newspaper and Other Stories (Forthcoming Fall 2023). Dr. Kirzane’s work to translate Yiddish women writers was featured in The New York Times a year ago. After receiving her Ph.D. in Yiddish studies from Columbia University in 2017, Dr. Kirzane became the Assistant Instructional Professor at the University of Chicago. She teaches all levels of Yiddish language, as well as courses in Yiddish culture and literature. She also serves the Editor-in-Chief of In geveb: A Journal of Yiddish Studies.
Light refreshments will be served.