Starts: Oct 28, 2013 9:30:00 AM
May 7, 2013 1:00:00 PM
End: May 17, 2013 7:30:00 PM
Location: various venues, UCL Bloomsbury Campus More...
The panel investigates shifts in the role of the Holocaust in European public debates in the recent past. Contrasting developments in Poland, Germany, and Great Britain, we will identify common threads as well as differences in perceiving, presenting, memorizing the mass murder of European Jewries.
The Yiddish Forverts has recently published a report from the Graduate Student Conference on ‘Jewish Spirituality in Eastern Europe – a Textual Perspective,’ held at the Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, UCL on 6-7 June, 2012. The article, authored by conference participant Adi Mahalel (Columbia University), is available online on the website of the Forverts: http://yiddish.forward.com/node/4589 More...
Over a period of three years, the Hebrew and Jewish Studies Department at UCL has been cooperating in a research project devoted to 'Cultural Continuitiy in the Diaspora: Paris and Berlin in 1917-1937', based at the Department of European Studies and Modern Languages, University of Bath, and in cooperation with the Centre for European and International Studies at the University of Portsmouth. The project had been funded by the Leverhulme Trust Academic Collaboration-International Network scheme. Among the initiators of the project had been the late John D. Klier. More...
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Dr Lily Kahn - Lecturer in Hebrew
Dr Kahn completed her BA (2003), MA (2004), and PhD (2008) in the Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies at UCL, specialising in Hebrew and Yiddish philology. She teaches Biblical Hebrew, Rabbinic Hebrew, Ugaritic, and Yiddish in the Department and is Co-Convenor of the interdepartmental BA in Ancient Languages. She supervises dissertations on Hebrew and Semitic linguistics.
Her main research area is Hebrew in Eastern Europe. She is also interested in Yiddish, the history of Hebrew, comparative Semitic linguistics, Jewish languages, endangered language revitalization, and the development of Hebrew and Yiddish pedagogical materials.
Dr Kahn is currently working on an annotated bilingual edition of nineteenth-century Hebrew Shakespeare translations and co-editing Brill's Handbook of Jewish Languages.
· A Grammar of the Eastern European Hasidic Hebrew Tale (forthcoming).
· The Routledge Introductory Course in Biblical Hebrew. Abingdon: Routledge, 2013.
· Colloquial Yiddish: The Complete Course for Beginners. Abingdon: Routledge, 2011. 320pp.
· The Verbal System in Late Enlightenment Hebrew. Leiden: Brill, 2009. 309pp.
· Handbook of Jewish Languages, ed. Lily Kahn and Aaron Rubin. Leiden: Brill (in preparation).
· ‘Grammatical Gender in the Early Modern Hasidic Hebrew Tale’. Hebrew Studies (in press).
· ‘Nominal Possessive Constructions in the Early Modern Hasidic Hebrew Tale’. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 76 (2) (2013): 271–87.
· ‘Biblical Grammatical Elements in the Nineteenth-Century Hasidic Hebrew Tale’. Jewish Studies, an Internet Journal (2012).
· ‘Grammatical Similarities between Hasidic and Maskilic Hebrew Narratives’. Hebrew Studies 53 (2012): 261–83.
· ‘The Grammatical Composition of the Early Hasidic Hebrew Tale’. Journal of Semitic Studies 56 (2) (2011): 327–43.
· 'The Role of the Qatal in Maskilic Hebrew Fiction'. Hebrew Studies 50 (2009): 159-74.
- 'Rabbinic Elements in the Verbal System of Maskilic Hebrew Prose Fiction 1857-81'. Hebrew Studies 49 (2008): 317-34.
- 'Independent Elements in the Verbal System of Maskilic Hebrew Fiction'. Journal of Semitic Studies 53, no. 2 (2008): 233-51.