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1943 – Yitskhok Bashevis’ Magical Year of Demons, Feuilletons and American Citizenship

Hosted By: Chicago YIVO Society

Jan Schwarz will examine the year 1943 in Bashevis’ literary career in the context of his output as journalist and fiction writer, and relationship to his two siblings.

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Jan Schwarz

Jan Schwarz is associate professor of Yiddish studies at Lund University, Sweden. He began this position in 2011 after having taught Yiddish language and literature at University of Pennsylvania, University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, Northwestern University, and University of Chicago. He is the author of Imagining Lives: Autobiographical Fiction of Yiddish Writers, as well as numerous critical articles about Jewish life-writing, Holocaust Literature, modern Yiddish culture, and Jewish American literature; and he is the translator of Sholem Aleichem’s Tevye the Dairyman into Danish.
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Chicago YIVO Society

The Chicago YIVO Society is a local affiliate of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. The mission of Chicago YIVO is to entertain and educate the local community through subsidized lectures, music programs, and film screenings that reflect the rich heritage and diversity of Jewish culture, and to ensure the future of Yiddish through language education.
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