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Lecture Series: "Sholem Aleichem - A Life in Fact and Fiction" with Professor Jeremy Dauber

Lecture Series: "Sholem Aleichem - A Life in Fact and Fiction" with Professor Jeremy Dauber

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Sholem Aleichem: A Life in Fact and Fiction is a downloadable lecture series by Professor Jeremy Dauber, the Atran Professor of Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture in the Department of Germanic Languages at Columbia University, specializing in Yiddish and Jewish literature, American Jewish culture, and American studies.

Sholem Aleichem's stories are some of the most remarkable and beloved in Yiddish literature. Yet few know the writer’s equally remarkable life story or the depth of his literary and cultural legacy. In this series, Professor Dauber offers a fresh and fascinating look at the life and work of the most beloved Yiddish author, whose work provides a window into the world of Eastern European Jews as they began to confront the forces of cultural, political, and religious modernity that tore through the Russian Empire in the final decades of the nineteenth century.

This product includes:

  • Lecture guide with suggested reading list
  • Lecture 1: "Thirteen Ways of Looking at Sholem Aleichem"
  • Lecture 2: "The Great Creations: Tevye and Menakhem-Mendl"
  • Lecture 3: "Sholem Aleichem's America: From Old World to New, in Monologue and Motl" 
  • Lecture 4: "The American Afterlife of Sholem Aleichem: A Conversation with Jewish Literature Scholar Josh Lambert"
  • MP3 versions of each lecture for listening on-the-go

Each lecture is followed by a pre-recorded Q&A in which Professor Dauber answers questions from an audience.

Altogether, this product includes approximately 260 minutes of video.

Once you order this product, you will receive an email from "Yiddish Book Center Store" with a link to download the lectures, as well as a separate emailed receipt. The link may be used up to three times before it expires, and each file can be downloaded up to three times.

Questions about this lecture series? Visit our FAQ page or email education@yiddishbookcenter.org.

Jeremy Dauber is the Atran Professor of Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture at Columbia University, where he also serves as director of its Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies and teaches in the American Studies program. He received his undergraduate degree summa cum laude from Harvard and his doctorate from the University of Oxford, which he attended as a Rhodes Scholar. His previous books include In the Demon's Bedroom: Yiddish Literature and the Early Modern, Antonio's Devils: Writers of the Jewish Enlightenment and the Birth of Modern Hebrew and Yiddish Literature, and The Worlds of Sholem Aleichem. His latest book, Jewish Comedy: A Serious History, was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award. He frequently lectures on topics related to Jewish literature, history, humor, and popular culture at the 92nd St Y and other venues throughout the United States.

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