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Lecture Series: "An-sky: Jewish Writer, Russian Revolutionary" with Professor Gabriella Safran

Lecture Series: "An-sky: Jewish Writer, Russian Revolutionary" with Professor Gabriella Safran

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An-sky: Jewish Writer, Russian Revolutionary is a downloadable lecture series by Professor Gabriella Safran of Stanford University.

Best known for his remarkable Yiddish play The Dybbuk, S. An-sky (born Shloyme-Zanvl Rappoport, 1863-1920) was also an ethnographer and a keen observer of Jewish life in the Russian Pale of Settlement. His ethnographic expeditions in the years leading up to World War I gave us priceless photographs, musical recordings, and information about that soon-to-vanish world.

Professor Gabriella Safran of Stanford University, author of the biography Wandering Soul: The Dybbuk’s Creator, S. An-sky, leads viewers through an exploration of this important writer, and the turbulent times in which he lived.

This product includes:

  • Lecture guide with suggested reading list
  • Lecture 1 - "Finding a Voice in Russian and Yiddish"
  • Lecture 2 - "From Moses to Marx: Adapting Talmudic Study for Radical Purposes"
  • Lecture 3 - "The Dybbuk, the Golem, and the Ethnographer"
  • Lecture 4 - "Broken Tablets: Documenting War and Revolution"
  • MP3 versions of each lecture for listening on-the-go

Altogether, this product includes approximately 350 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.

Gabriella Safran, the Eva Chernov Lokey Professor in Jewish Studies at Stanford University, teaches in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures. Her biography, Wandering Soul: The Dybbuk’s Creator, S. An-sky, was published by Harvard University Press in 2010. She is also the author and editor of prize-winning books on how Russian novels describe Jewish assimilation and on the relationship between Jewish literature and anthropology.

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