Choosing Yiddish

Choosing Yiddish

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Yiddish Hip Hop, a nineteenth-century a€œHasidic Slasher, a€ obscure Yiddish writers, and immigrant Jewish newspapers in Buenos Aires, Paris, and New York are just a few of the topics featured in Choosing Yiddish: New Frontiers of Language and Culture. Editors Lara Rabinovitch, Shiri Goren, and Hannah S. Pressman have gathered a diverse and richly layered collection of essays that demonstrates the currency of Yiddish scholarship in academia today. Organized into six thematic rubrics, Choosing Yiddish demonstrates that Yiddish, always a border-crossing language, continues to push boundaries with vigorous disciplinary exchange. a€œWriting on the Edgea€ focuses on the realm of belles lettres; a€œYiddish and the Citya€ spans the urban centers of Paris, Buenos Aires, New York City, and Montreal; a€œYiddish Goes Popa€ explores the mediating role of Yiddish between artistic vision and popular culture; a€œYiddish Comes to Americaa€ focuses on the history and growth of Yiddish in the United States; a€œYiddish Encounters Hebrewa€ showcases interactions between Yiddish and Hebrew in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries; and a€œHear and Nowa€ explores the aural dimension of Yiddish in contemporary settings. Along the way, contributors consider famed and lesser-known Yiddish writers, films, and Yiddish hip-hop, as well as historical studies on the Yiddish press, Yiddish film melodrama, Hasidic folkways, and Yiddish culture in Israel. Venerable scholars introduce each rubric, creating additional dialogue between newer and more established voices in the field. The international contributors prove that the languagea€”far from dyinga€”is fostering exciting new directions of academic and popular discourse, rooted in the fielda€™s historic focus on interdisciplinary research. Students and teachers of Yiddish studies will enjoy this innovative collection. Contributors: Ela Bauer, Sarah Bunin Benor, Jeremy Dauber, Hasia Diner, Gennady Estraikh, Jordan Finkin, Shiri Goren, Dara Horn, Adriana X. Jacobs, Ari Y. Kelman, Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Rebecca Kobrin, Josh Lambert, Barbara Mann, Rebecca Margolis, Tony Michels, Anita Norich, Shachar Pinsker, Edward Portnoy, Hannah S. Pressman, Lara Rabinovitch, Jeffrey Shandler, Anna Shternshis, Shayn Smulyan, Zehavit Stern, Ester-Basya (Asya) Vaisman, Kalman Weiser, Jennifer Young, Gerben Zaagsma Cover illustration and design by Joseph Remnant Published by Wayne State University Press... Newcomers Learn the Language and Culture of Orthodox Judaism ( Piscataway, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2012); Cynthia ... For example, inYiddishshlep (carry) istransitive, but inEnglish it canbeboth transitive (a€œ Ishlepped mylaptop herefor nothing? ... Although some ofthesewords are discussed(seeTable 7), this essay focuseson the Yiddish words and constructionswithin Jewish American English.


Title:Choosing Yiddish
Author: Lara Rabinovitch
Publisher:Wayne State University Press - 2012-12-15
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