NOTE: All information from the folkhögskola will be sent in Swedish.
YIDDISH SHORT STORIES: MASTERPIECES IN TRANSLATION
The course offers introductory lectures and discussions of selected short stories by Yiddish authors: Mendele Moykher Sforim, Sholem Aleichem, Kadia Maladowski, Rokhl Korn, Joseph Opatopshu and Chaim Grade.
The course is designed as a taster of a vibrant world of 20th-century Yiddish literature. Each author will be first introduced, followed by a discussion on chosen excerpts from the author and the class devoted to the given short story.
We will discuss the life of 6 authors and read 6 short stories. Methods: Lectures with close – reading and discussion about the selected texts. Reading material is sent via e-mail.
Course website: https://jewishwomenswriting.weebly.com
The course is given in English, in collaboration with Jiddischsällskapet i Stockholm and Paideia – The European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden..
To apply for this course, you need basic computer skills and knowledge of how to use the digital platform Zoom. The school offers Zoom manuals and a training opportunity before the start of the course.
Extra costs for literature, that you purchase yourself, may be applicable for this course. You will receive more information in your acceptance letter, if you’re accepted to the course.
About the teacher
Urszula (Ula) Chowaniec, Ph.D. is a professor (dr hab.) at the Andrzej Frycz-Modrzewski Cracow Academy in Poland and the Research Fellow at University College London. An Amos Oz Fellow at Paideia (2019-2020). She is an author of a monograph Melancholic Migrating Bodies in Contemporary Women’s Writing (2015) and IN Search for a Woman: Early Novels of Irena Krzywicka, Kraków 2007. She also edited and contributed to Women’s Voices and Feminism in Polish Cultural Memory (2012), Mapping Experience on Polish and Russian Women’s Writing (2010), Masquerade and Femininity. Essays on Polish and Russian Women Writers (2008). She teaches among other courses: Contemporary Polish Women’s Writing; Gender and Body Politics in Literature and Film (Eastern-European Perspectives); Eastern Europe Through the Literary Nobel Prize Winners. Currently, she lives in Stockholm. Academic side: https://cudzoziemki.weebly.com