Fighting a Specter in Times of War: Soviet Jewry and the Heroization of Bogdan Khmelnitsky
6:45 pm, 20 March 2013
UCL Chadwick Lecture Theatre, Chadwick Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT
Gennady Estraikh is Associate Professor of Yiddish Studies at the New York University's Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies.
In 1988-91 he was Managing Editor of the Moscow Yiddish monthly Sovetish Heymland and later worked at the Oxford Institute of Yiddish Studies and at SOAS. His weekly column in the New York Yiddish newspaper Forverts has appeared since 1999.
He is the author of the monographs Soviet Yiddish: Language Planning and Linguistic Development (1996), In Harness: Yiddish Writers' Romance with Communism (2005), and Yiddish in the Cold War (2008) and co-edited a number of academic volumes, the most recent of which is Translating Sholem Aleichem: History, Politics and Art (2012).
6.15pm - Reception (Chadwick Meeting Room, Chadwick Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT).
6.45pm - Lecture begins.