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Lecture Series: "I. L. Peretz: Classic and Contemporary" with Professors Ruth Wisse and Justin Cammy

Lecture Series: "I. L. Peretz: Classic and Contemporary" with Professors Ruth Wisse and Justin Cammy

$ 40.00

I. L. Peretz: Classic and Contemporary is a downloadable lecture series by Professor Emerita Ruth Wisse of Harvard University and Professor Justin Cammy of Smith College.

A century after his death in 1915, I. L. Peretz remains one of the modern Jewish writers to whom we continually return—not out of a sense of duty to the past, but because of what his work tells us about ourselves. This course explores some of Peretz's liveliest writing as well as the context and milieu in which he wrote.

This product includes:

  • Lecture guide with suggested reading list
  • Lecture 1 - Ruth Wisse: “Peretz on Good and Evil”
  • Lecture 2 - Justin Cammy: “Peretz as Storyteller”
  • Lecture 3 - Ruth Wisse and Justin Cammy in Conversation: “What Did Peretz Achieve?”
  • Lecture 4 - Justin Cammy, “Peretz as Dramatist”

Each lecture is followed by a pre-recorded Q&A in which Professors Wisse and Cammy answer questions from an audience.

Altogether, this product includes approximately 311 minutes of video.

Once you purchase 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 video can be downloaded up to three times.

Questions about this lecture series? Email education@yiddishbookcenter.org.

Ruth R. Wisse is the Martin Peretz Professor of Yiddish Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature Emerita at Harvard University. Her books include The Schlemiel as Modern Hero, I.L. Peretz and the Making of Modern Jewish Culture, A Little Love in Big Manhattan, The Modern Jewish Canon, and Jews and Power.

Justin Cammy is director of the Program in Jewish Studies and associate professor of Jewish studies and comparative literature at Smith College. His articles include studies of Sholem Aleichem, Chaim Grade, and Avrom Sutzkever. His book Young Vilna: Yiddish Culture of the Last Generation is forthcoming.


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