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Anna Shteynshleyger

January 03 – February 14, 2010

 
 
Sun, Jan 3, 20104:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Opening Reception and Discussion


Location: Kent Hall, Room 120, University of Chicago
Admission: free
 
There will be a talk with the artist, 5:00 - 6:00 pm, in Kent Hall, Room 120
 
Sun, Jan 10, 20102:00 pm

Lecture

Jewish Space
Margaret Olin

Location: Swift Hall room 106.1025 East 58th Street (on the Main Quadrangle of the University, directly east of Cobb Hall).
Admission: free
 
As a Senior Research Scholar at the Yale Divinity School, Margaret Olin's current research concerns documentary media, Jewish visual culture, and theories of witnessing and commemoration. This talk is part of a project called Jewish Space, which examines sites identified as "Jewish," or in which Jews have a stake, as they mingle with others in imagination or reality.
 
Sun, Jan 24, 20102:00 pm

Lecture

Porfolk: Portraits of Married Couples in Yiddish Literature
Jan Schwarz

Location: Cobb Hall, Room 409, down the hall from The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
 
Schwarz is Senior Lecturer in Yiddish at the University of Chicago. He is currently the Barbara and Richard Rosenburg Fellow at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC, researching ?Yiddish Literary Testimonies: Mordechai Strigler, Leib Rokhman, Eliezer Wiesel.?
 
Sun, Feb 7, 20102:00 pm

Lecture

Sexy Challahs, Pregnant Shabbat Candlesticks, and Women with Sidelocks: Anna Shteynshleyger?s Embodied Judaism
Leora Auslander

Location: Swift Hall room 106. 1025 East 58th Street (on the Main Quadrangle of the University, directly east of Cobb Hall)
Admission: free
 
Currently professor of Modern European Social History, Auslander is the author of Taste and Power: Furnishing Modern France (1998), and Cultural Revolutions: Everyday Life and Politics in England, North America, and France (2009). She is a member of the Committee on Jewish Studies and the Center for Gender Studies at the University of Chicago. Her current research is for an upcoming book titled Strangers at Home: Jewish Parisians and Berliners in the Twentieth Century.
 
Sun, Feb 14, 20102:00 pm

Reading

Charles Bernstein

Location: Swift Hall room 106. 1025 East 58th Street (on the Main Quadrangle of the University, directly east of Cobb Hall)
Admission: free
 
Highly esteemed poet, professor, and literary scholar Charles Bernstein will do a reading dedicated to his daughter Emma. The reading coincides with the release of All the Whiskey in Heaven, a thirty-year anthology. In addition, the reading will celebrate the recent release of Radical Poetics and Secular Jewish Culture, a collection of essays in which poets and critics, Bernstein among them, address the question of what constitutes radical poetry written by Jews defined as ?secular?, and whether or not there is a Jewish component or dimension to radical and modernist poetic practice in general. The reading will be followed by a reception at the gallery.

Charles Bernstein is Donald T. Regan Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania
 

   
   
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