Literature and Theft: Sholem-Aleichem's Master Narrative"- A talk by Dr. Olga Litvak

Part of The Kasman Family Lecture series in Eastern European Jewish Studies

Mon, March 28, 2011 | Garrison Hall, Room 1.102

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Literature and Theft: Sholem-Aleichem's Master Narrative

Professor Litvak specializes in Eastern European and modern Jewish history.  Her first book,Conscription and the Search for Modern Russian Jewry(Indiana UP, 2006), analyzes the cultural ramifications of Russian Jewry's first experience of conscription into the Russian army.  She has written and lectured on a wide range of subjects related to the study of Russian Jewry, including urban violence, literary and artistic life, war, revolution and migration.  The editor of the "Painting and Sculpture" section of the landmark YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe (Yale, 2008), Prof. Livtak has also been pursuing the study of Jewish participation in the making of modern Russian visual culture.  Her current project is a biography of the Jewish writer and cultural entrepreneur, Sholem-Aleichem. 


Sponsored by: Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies

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