The Family Singer: Three Siblings and Their Stories
A weekend program with Professor Anita Norichat the Yiddish Book Center
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What do brothers and sisters have to say about one another and about the world they inhabit? How do their stories differ or mirror one another? How can we account for the similarities and even greater differences among them? Although the popularity and longevity of Isaac Bashevis Singer has tended to overshadow the reputations of his older brother and sister, both I. J. Singer and Esther Singer Kreitman were significant Yiddish authors in their own time and since. In this course, we will explore what their writings reveal about the three siblings’ views of Jewish life, of the future and past of the Jews, of their contemporary world, and of one another.
This weekend program will include:
For brief biographies of the Singers click here.
Anita Norich is Professor of English and Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan. She is the author of the forthcoming study, Writing in Tongues: Translating Yiddish in the Twentieth Century (University of Washington Press, 2013); Discovering Exile: Yiddish and Jewish American Culture During the Holocaust (Stanford, 2007); The Homeless Imagination in the Fiction of Israel Joshua Singer (Indiana, 1991) and co-editor of Gender and Text in Modern Hebrew and Yiddish Literatures (Harvard & Jewish Theological Seminary, 1992). She teaches, lectures, and publishes on Yiddish language and literature, Jewish-American literature, and Holocaust literature.
Cost for the weekend: $260 for students and Yiddish Book Center members; $300 for non-members.
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Friday, November 1
5:30 PM — Registration6:30 PM — Shabbos dinner7:30 PM — Conversations with I.B. Singer's son, Israel
Zamir, and his family
Saturday, November 2
10:00 AM — Coffee and nosh10:30 AM — Lecture I: “Translating Stories,
Translating Cultures”12:00 PM — Lunch1:00 PM — A program of readings: excerpts in English and Yiddish from the works of
Esther Singer Kreitman, I.J. Singer, and Isaac Bashevis Singer2:30 PM — Free time (optional tour of the Center)4:00 PM — Coffee / cookies / conversation4:30 PM — “The
Autobiographical Imagination”6:00 PM — Dinner7:00 PM — Film screening: Enemies: A Love Story
Sunday, November 3
9:30 AM — Coffee, nosh, and special exhibit10:30 AM — Lecture III: "Crossing Borders: Writing in Old and New Worlds"12:00 PM — End of program
The lectures in this weekend program will be filmed and presented in future online courses offered by the Yiddish Book Center.
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Friday, November 1, 2013
Saturday, November 2, 2013
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