Shabbos Shmues with Anita Norich

Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 1:30pm
Lower Lounge, Lowell Center (610 Langdon St.)

Join Yiddish scholar and author Anita Norich for an animated shabbos afternoon conversation. Together with Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture director Henry Sapoznik, Anita will discuss her upbringing as a child of Holocaust survivors and how it framed her award winning career, her passion for the Yiddish language, and its future in an ever changing multicultural world.

All events are free and open to the public. No prior knowledge of Yiddish language or culture is necessary.


Anita Norich is the Tikva Frymer-Kensky Collegiate Professor of English and Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan. She is the author of Writing in Tongues: Yiddish Translation in the Twentieth Century (University of Washington Press, 2013); Discovering Exile: Yiddish and Jewish American Literature in America During the Holocaust (Stanford, 2007); and The Homeless Imagination in the Fiction of Israel Joshua Singer (Indiana University Press, 1991). She has also co-edited Gender and Text in Modern Hebrew and Yiddish Literatures (Harvard and JTS, 1992) and Jewish Literatures and Cultures: Context and Intertext (Brown, 2008). She teaches, lectures, and publishes on a range of topics concerning Yiddish language and literature, modern Jewish culture, Jewish American literature, and Holocaust literature.