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Sholem Aleichem at 150 - Celebrating the Yiddish Comic Master

A symposium on the 150th anniversary of Sholem Aleichem - presented by the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies

Sunday, November 08, 2009
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
314 Royce Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095


1:00 pm     Introduction by Justin Cammy (UCLA)

1:15 pm     Olga Litvak (Clark University) - Literature and Theft: Sholem Aleichem's "Penknife" as Mastertext of Modern Yiddish Fiction

1:45 pm     Marcus Moseley (Northwestern University) - You Can Go Home Again: Sholem Aleichem and the Family Romance

2:15 pm     Q&A Session

2:45 pm     Performance by Caraid O'Brien and Aaron Beall - Narrate This: A World Premiere Extravaganza!

3:45 pm     Break

4:00 pm     Roundtable Discussion with Justin Cammy, Olga Litvak, Marcus Moseley, and Caraid O'Brien

While the event is free and open to the public, pre-registration is required. Please email or call the RSVP line at (310) 267-5327 to register.

Sponsor(s): Center for European and Eurasian Studies, Center for Jewish Studies, UCLA/Mellon Program on the Holocaust in American & World Culture, Yiddishkayt Los Angeles

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