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Travel as Curse and Promise: The Wandering Jew from Medieval Legend to Modern Symbol

Travel as Curse and Promise: The Wandering Jew from Medieval Legend to Modern Symbol
170 St. George St., Room 1040
Time: Apr 1st, 4:00 pm End: Apr 1st, 6:00 pm
Interest Categories: Sociology (FAS), Religion, Study of (FAS), Jewish Studies, History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), German (FAS), Ethnography, Diaspora/Transnational, Anthropology (UTSC), Anthropology (UTM), Anthropology (FAS), 2000-, 1950-2000, 1900-1950, 1800-1900, 1500-1800, 1200-1500
Talk by Galit Hasan-Rokem with commentary by Jack Kugelmass and Anna Shternsis

The Jackman Humanities Institute Program for the Arts on Translation and the Multiplicity of Languages and the UTSC Centre for Ethnography are pleased to present:

Galit Hasan-Rokem 

Max and Margarethe Grunwald Professor of Folklore (Emerita), The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and 2014 Visiting Scholar, The Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life, Rutgers University

Travel as Curse and Promise: The Wandering Jew from Medieval Legend to Modern Symbol

Commentary by:

  • Jack Kugelmass, Professor of Anthropology and Sam Melton Professor and Director of the Center for Jewish Studies, University of Florida
  • Anna Shternsis, Department of German and Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Toronto

This event is the second of two in the series, "Travel and Translation in the Jewish World".  The first event is a tal by Jack Kugelmass, titled Yiddish on the Battlefields of Spain: Memory, Travel, and War Reportage, which will take place at 2:30 pm on 31 March at the UTSC Centre for Ethnography, MW296.  The respondents for this event will be Galit Hasan-Rokem and Alejandro Paz.

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