Date(s) - 02/08/2016
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Speech, Story and Writing Catastrophe: The DNA of Jewish Memory
A 3- Part Lecture Series by Professor David Roskies
ACJC 2016 Kronhill Visiting Scholar
Tuesday 2 August, 7.30pm
H1.16, Ground Floor, Building H
Monash Caulfield Campus
Creative Betrayal: The Lost Art of Yiddish Storytelling
How a brilliant band of writers and artists reinvented Jewish fantasy, myth and legend for modern times.
David G. Roskies is the Sol and Evelyn Henkind Chair in Yiddish Literature and Culture and professor of Jewish Literature at The Jewish Theological Seminary. He also serves as the Naomi Prawer Kadar Visiting Professor of Yiddish Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Dr. Roskies was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2012.
Dr. Roskies is a cultural historian of eastern European Jewry. A prolific author, editor, and scholar, he has published nine books and received numerous awards. A native of Montreal, Canada, and a product of its Yiddish secular schools, Dr. Roskies was educated at Brandeis University, where he received his doctorate in 1975. He is ACJC 2016 Kronhill Visiting Scholar.
Admission Free; No prior bookings