Spring 2023 Women's Studies GU4336 section 001

GENDER AND SEXUALITY IN YIDDISH LITERATU

GENDER/SEXUALITY YIDDIS L

Call Number 00666
Day & Time
Location
R 4:10pm-6:00pm
111 MILSTEIN CEN
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Agnieszka Legutko
Type SEMINAR
Course Description

Early publications in Yiddish, a.k.a. the mame loshn, ‘mother tongue,’ were addressed to “women and men who are like women,” while famous Yiddish writer, Sholem Aleichem, created a myth of “three founding fathers” of modern Yiddish literature, which eliminated the existence of Yiddish women writers. As these examples indicate, gender has played a significant role in Yiddish literary power dynamics. This course will explore representation of gender and sexuality in modern Yiddish literature and film in works created by Sholem Aleichem, Sholem Asch, Fradl Shtok, Sh. An-sky, Malka Lee, Anna Margolin, Celia Dropkin, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Kadya Molodowsky, Troim Katz Handler, and Irena Klepfisz. You will also acquire skills in academic research and digital presentation of the findings as part of the Mapping Yiddish New York project that is being created at Columbia. No knowledge of Yiddish required. 

Web Site Vergil
Department Women's, Gender, Sexuality Studies @Barnard
Enrollment 9 students (20 max) as of 6:05PM Wednesday, July 24, 2024
Subject Women's Studies
Number GU4336
Section 001
Division Barnard College
Campus Barnard College
Section key 20231WMST4336W001