Internal Bilingualism in Early Modern Jewish Drama
- 12.12.2018 / 18:15 Uhr CET
This lecture of Marc Caplan will focus on the complexities of linguistic identification in the early modern dramatic writings of Eastern European Jews. At the center of this discussion are three authors: Isaac Euchel (1756–1804), Aaron Halle-Wolfssohn (1754–1835), and Salomon Ettinger (1803–1856). These writers wrote farces depicting modernizing Jews in competition with their still-traditional Jewish parents–as is typical of marriage comedies–as well as with the rival innovators in Eastern European Jewish society, the new and charismatic sect of Hasidism.
Marc Caplan is a native of Louisiana and a graduate of Yale University. In 2003 he earned his Ph.D. in comparative literature from New York University. Since then he has held professorial appointments at Indiana University, Johns Hopkins University, and Yale as well as visiting fellowships at the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University, the Universität Konstanz, the Center for Jewish History (New York), and the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor). In the Fall 2018 he is a Senior Research Fellow at the IFK.
Angaben zum Veranstaltungsort
- IFK Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften, Kunstuniversität Linz
- Reichsratsstraße 17, 6. Stock
- PLZ und Ort
- 1010 Wien
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