Dr. Marvin C. and Sharon A. Gerstein Distinguished Visiting Professor Lecture Series
Anita Norich (University of Michigan)
Yiddish Translation in Theory and Practice
Lecture 1: Yiddish Translation Matters
There have been more translations of Yiddish literature in the last twenty years than in all of the twentieth century. Why? How have translation practices changed? What might the reading public expect from such translations?
Anita Norich is Collegiate Professor Emerita of English and Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan and is currently serving as the Gerstein Distinguished Professor at the University of Toronto. She is the translator of Two Feelings by Tsilye Dropkin (forthcoming, 2024), Fear and Other Stories by Chana Blankshteyn (2022) and A Jewish Refugee in New York by Kadya Molodovsky (2019). She is also the author of Writing in Tongues: Yiddish Translation in the 20th Century; Discovering Exile: Yiddish and Jewish American Literature in America During the Holocaust; The Homeless Imagination in the Fiction of Israel Joshua Singer, and co-editor of Languages of Modern Jewish Cultures: Comparative Perspectives (2016), Jewish Literatures and Cultures: Context and Intertext, (2008), and Gender and Text in Modern Hebrew and Yiddish Literatures (1992).
She translates Yiddish literature, and teaches, lectures, and publishes on a range of topics concerning modern Jewish cultures, Yiddish language and literature, Jewish American literature, and Holocaust literature.Description of the talks
This event will be delivered in-person in JHB100 (170 St. George Street) on Monday, November 13, 2023 at 4 PM.