Co-sponsored by the Al and Malka Green Fund in Yiddish Studies
Anita Norich (University of Michigan)
"Kadya Molodovsky's romanen: farvos kenen mir zay nit?"
Women who wrote Yiddish literature are primarily known as poets. But there are many who also wrote novels and short stories. Kadya Molodovsky—one of the most famous Yiddish writers of the twentieth century—wrote four novels that have been largely ignored. What characterizes these novels? Why have they been overlooked? What might this tell us about how and why women’s writing has been understood, analyzed, ignored, and is now being more widely translated?
Anita Norich is Collegiate Professor Emerita of English and Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan and is currently serving as Academic Advisor to the Center for Jewish History Fellowship Program. She is the translator of Two Feelings by Tsilye Dropkin (forthcoming 2023), 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; and The Homeless Imagination in the Fiction of Israel Joshua Singer. She translates Yiddish literature and lectures and publishes on a range of topics concerning modern Jewish cultures, Yiddish language and literature, Jewish American literature, and Holocaust literature.
This event is conducted entirely in Yiddish.
This lecture will be delivered in-person at JHB318 and virtually via Zoom. To attend virtually, please click THIS LINK on Tuesday, February 14 at 1 PM.