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Talk by Mariusz Kalczewiak

Kałczewiak takes his audience to South America of the early
twentieth century. Focusing on the work of the Yiddish author
Peretz Hirshbein, Kałczewiak explores how Yiddish literature,
especially travel literature, contributed to the construction of
cultural ties between Europe and the Americas. A Polish scholar,
Kałczewiak earned his doctorate at Tel Aviv University and
continues his research as a postdoctoral fellow at the University
of Potsdam in Germany. The Price collection’s rich offerings
in South American Yiddish records, including the writings by
Hirschbein, support Kałczewiak’s inquiry about modern Yiddish
literary tropes bridging continents and probing the modern
Jewish immigrant experience in the Americas.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Judaica Suite, 2nd floor of Smathers Library (Library East)

Event Organizer

Barbara Hood