Monday, March 5, 2018  ** WORKING DRAFT of Program, may change **

 8:30-9:00   Registration and coffee

9:00-9:15   Welcome (Organizers) 

9:15-11:15     PANEL 1: TRANSLATIONS

Chair: Geneviève Zubrzycki (University of Michigan)

Presenters: Ofer Dynes, “The Last Polish Enlighteners and the First Polish Maskilim: On Poetry and Political Survival in the Potocki Court (1806-1815)”

Karolina Szymaniak, “Literature, Ethnography and Polish-Yiddish Cultural Relations”

Samuel Zerin: "Tchaikovsky in Yiddish: What Do We Gain and Lose by Calling This 'Jewish Music'?"

Interlocutors: Gennady Estraikh, Jess Olson, Wojciech Tworek, Agnieszka Legutko, Karen Underhill

11:15-11:30  Coffee break

11:30-1:30   PANEL 2: GEOGRAPHIES

Chair: Leah Garrett (Hunter College)

Presenters: Marcin Wodziński, “Atlassing Religion: Center and Periphery in the Geography of Hasidism”

Jagoda Wierzejska, “The Jewish Idea of Galicia after anti-Semitic violence during World War I and the Polish-Ukrainian War”

Eugenia Prokop-Janiec, “Mapping Modern Jewish Krakow: Women – Cultural Production – Space"

Interlocutors: Samuel Kassow, Kathryn Ciancia, Cecile Kuznitz, Sylwia Jakubczyk-Ślęczka, Sarah Zarrow

 3:00-5:00 PANEL 3: TRADITIONS

Chair: Magda Teter (Fordham University)

Presenters: Wojciech Tworek, “The Scroll of the 19th of Kislev and the Establishment of the Chabad World Center in Otwock”

Uriel Gellman, “Hasidic Space: Sacred Centers and Mundane Peripheries”

Magdalena Kozłowska, “The Spectacle of Differences: Bracha Zefira’s 1929 Tour in Poland”

Interlocutors: David Fishman, Robert M. Shapiro, Marcin Wodziński, Offer Dynes, Ela Bauer


7:30-9:00 CONCERT: “The Soundscapes of Jewish Modernity: Jews and Music in Polish Cities"

Jewish inhabitants of Polish cities, like their counterparts elsewhere, responded to the challenges of modernity in diverse ways, which included reshaping the musical soundscapes of their communities. This concert presents music of Polish Jews that is little known to American audiences—choral pieces from 19th-century progressive (“Reform”) congregations, compositions associated with Jewish music societies, and avant-garde works by Jewish composers. Featuring the Rutgers Kirkpatrick Choir and graduate performance students.


9:00-10:00 Reception