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Lecture Series: "Yiddish con Salsa: The Jews of Latin America" with Professor Ilan Stavans

Lecture Series: "Yiddish con Salsa: The Jews of Latin America" with Professor Ilan Stavans

$ 40.00

Yiddish con Salsa: The Jews of Latin America is a downloadable lecture series by Professor Ilan Stavans. The lectures address questions such as: Who are the Jews of Latin America? How have their lives and cultures been shaped by the history of Jews in Spain and Portugal, Russia and Poland? What is their place in the societies of South and Central America today?

The series includes:

  • Lecture guide with suggested reading list
  • Lecture 1 - "Jews and Latinos: Unlikely Partners"
  • Lecture 2 - "The Converso as Metaphor: The Legacy of Secrecy"
  • Lecture 3 - "Magical Realists with Yarmulkes: The Writer as Activist"
  • Lecture 4 - "Yiddish con Salsa: Adventures of Mame Loshn in the Hispanic World" 

Each lecture is followed by a pre-recorded Q&A, in which Stavans answered questions from the audience.

Altogether, this lecture includes approximately 300 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 and Q&As, 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.

Ilan Stavans is Lewis-Sebring Professor of Humanities and Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College, publisher of Restless Books, and editor of The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature and Oy, Caramba!: An Anthology of Stories by Jewish Latin American Writers. He has taught courses on a wide array of topics including Spanglish, Jorge Luis Borges, Don Quixote, Gabriel García Márquez, popular culture in Hispanic America, world Jewish writers, Pablo Neruda, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Yiddish literature, and Jewish-Hispanic relations. Translated into a dozen languages, his work has been adapted into theater and film.


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