EVENT: Les colloques du Centre culturel international de Cerisy-la-Salle - LE YIDDISH, L'INCONSCIENT, LES LANGUES [2020]

Les colloques du Centre culturel international de Cerisy-la-Salle
LE YIDDISH, L'INCONSCIENT, LES LANGUES

Organisers: Alessandra Berghino and Max Kohn

There are existing symposia on Yiddish and on psychoanalysis. This conference however goes beyond these and aims to look at the opening on the unconscious of Yiddish.

Yiddish is written in the Hebrew alphabet even if it is not a consonantal language (the vowels are added) like Hebrew. Its grammar is based on German grammar and its vocabulary is composed of high German medium (80%) and Semitic (10% Hebrew and Aramaic) elements. Romance and Slavic languages and their development began in Lotharingie in 1250. Yiddish is an experience of multilingualism and the gap to a language. It is a metaphor for an opening on the unconscious of which the Witz, the wit, anchored in the Midrash (biblical reading which connects passages and different verses to develop new narratives), is a model, which can be found in other linguistic contexts where the subject's speech does not coincide with a language. We are questioning today after the destruction of Mitteleuropa on several levels, first of all about the current state of Yiddish in the world. What exactly is happening? What can we draw up? Is it a living language, dead, neither alive nor dead, between the two, a language of culture that focuses on the study of literature, grammar and vocabulary? Is this paradigm of Yiddish operative to analyze other linguistic contexts today? Which ones and how?

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Date: 
20 July 2020 - 27 July 2020
20 Jul 2020
27 Jul 2020
Europe/Paris