Amsterdam Yiddish Symposium 2010 - The Yiddish Novel: from the Shtetl to the Metropolis

The Menasseh ben Israel Institute organises the 6th annual Amsterdam Yiddish symposium in co-operation with the Goethe Institute. The theme of this year's symposium is "The Yiddish Novel: from the Shtetl to the Metropolis":

Program:

13.00 - 13.15 Opening (prof. Shlomo Berger)
13.15 - 14.00 Prof. Mikhail Krutikov (Ann Arbor, Michigan)

‘Ethnography and Satire in the Nineteenth Century Shtetl Novel’

14.00 – 14.15 Discussion
14.15 – 14.30 Coffee
14.30 – 15.15 Dr Nurit Orhan (Jerusalem)

‘Shtetl, Metropolis and in Between: Women Literature in an Age of Transition’

15.15 – 15.30 Discussion
15.30 – 15.45 Coffee
15.45 – 16.30 Prof. Roland Gruschka (Heidelberg)

‘The Big city in Ash's Novel 'Petersburg’

16.30 – 16.45 Discussion
16.45 – 17.30 Reception

Date: sunday 19 december 2010. 13.00 - 17.00.
Place: Goethe Institute, Herengracht 470, Amsterdam.

Reservations can be made by emailing mbii@jhm.nl or by telephone: +31-20-5310325, or through the website of the Menasseh ben Israel Institute (see here). The cost is € 5,- (donators of the MbII € 2, 50).

Date: 
19 December 2010
19 Dec 2010
Europe/Amsterdam