Professor Gabriella Safran of Stanford University will discuss a book chapter in development. The workshop will take place on Zoom, at 12 noon on October 4.
Gabriella Safran is the Eva Chernov Lokey Professor in Jewish Studies at Stanford University, where she teaches in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures. She teaches and writes on Russian literature, Yiddish literature, folklore, and folkloristics. Her most recent monograph, Wandering Soul: The Dybbuk's Creator, S. An-sky (Harvard, 2010), is a biography of an early-twentieth-century Russian and Yiddish writer who was also an ethnographer, a revolutionary, and a wartime relief worker. She is now completing a book on how mid-19th-century Russian writers competed with each other in describing how they listened to people unlike themselves. Her next research project addresses the transnational rise of the notion of Jewish speech style as comical.
Sponsored by The Russia and Eurasia Workshop (REW).
Organized by: Anastasiia Lystsova, Friedrich J. Asschenfeldt and Benjamin J. Musachio and sponsored by the Center for Collaborative History