Yiddish Writers in Weimar Berlin: A Fugitive Modernism

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Yiddish Writers in Weimar Berlin: A Fugitive Modernism

Please join us in celebrating Marc Caplan’s new book Yiddish Writers in Weimar Berlin: A Fugitive Modernism. on Sunday, March 7th, 2021 at 12:00pm EST. Join via Zoom at DARTGO.ORG/CAPLAN.

Moderated by Shaul Magid, Dartmouth College

Respondents include:

  • Delphine Bechtel, Universite Paris IV/Sorbonne
  • Michael Brenner, American University/University of Munich
  • Vivian Liska, University of Antwerp/Hebrew University

MARC CAPLAN is a native of Louisiana and a graduate of Yale University. In 2003 he earned his Ph.D. in comparative literature from New York University. Since then he has held professorial appointments at Indiana University, Johns Hopkins University, Yale, and the University of Wroclaw (Poland), as well as research fellowships at the Univer­sity of Pennsylvania, Harvard University, the Universitiit Konstanz (Germany), the Center for Jewish History (New York), and the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor). In 2011 he published How Strange the Change: Language, Temporality, and Narrative Form in Peripheral Modernisms–a comparison of Yiddish and African literatures–with Stan­ford University Press. His second book, on Yiddish literature written in Weimar Germany, considered in comparison with contemporaneous German literature, critical theo­ry, and film, is forthcoming from Indiana University Press. Currently, he is a Brownstone Visiting Professor in Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College.


How to Join the Event:

No registration is required, simply click this zoom link when the event starts: DARTGO.ORG/CAPLAN