Tuesday, March 6, 2018  ** WORKING DRAFT of Program, may change **

 8:30-9:00 Coffee

9:00-11:00 PANEL 4: EMBODIMENTS AND SPACES

Chair: Barbara Mann (Jewish Theological Seminary of America)

Kathryn Ciancia, “Civilizing Peripheries: Polishness, Jewishness, and “Modern” Urban Spaces in Interwar Eastern Poland”

Sonia Gollance, “Dance as a Tool of Pleasure and Humiliation in I. J. Singer’s The Brothers Ashkenazi

Cecile Kuznitz, “Neighborhood as a Marker of Lublin’s Jewish Geography”

Interlocutors: Jagoda Wierzejska, Uriel Gellman, Marcos Silber
 

11:00-11:15 Coffee break

11:15-1:15 PANEL 5: HIGH AND LOW CULTURES

Chair: Karen Auerbach (University of North Carolina)

Presenters: Marcos Silber, “Popular and Mass Culture in Poland: Reassessing the Acculturation Paradigm”

Agnieszka Legutko, “The Dybbuk in Popular Polish Imagination”

Zehavit Stern, “The Folksy Avant-garde? Moyshe Broderzon and the Ararat Cabaret Theater”

Ela Bauer, “In the Periphery and in the Center, in the Shtetls and in the Cities: Jews are Going to the Movies”

Interlocutors: Natan Meir, Michael Steinlauf, Eugenia Prokop-Janiec, Alicja Maślak-Maciejewska, Sonia Gollance

2:45-4:45 PANEL 6: AUDIENCES

Chair: Rebecca Kobrin (Columbia)

Presenters: Naomi Seidman, “The Theatrics of Bais Yaakov Schools”

Sarah Zarrow, “The Uses of Traditional Crafts in Girls’ Technical Education in Lwów”

Sylwia Jakubczyk-Ślęczka, “The Musical Tastes of Jewish Audiences in Interwar Kraków”

Alicja Maślak-Maciejewska, “Jews for the Poles: The Monument of Casimir the Great and the Integrationist Strategies of the Progressive Jews in Kraków”

Interlocutors: Jack Kugelmass, Karen Underhill, Samuel Zerin, Zehavit Stern, Magdalena Kozłowska

4:45-5:00 Closing Remarks

 

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5th Annual International
Polish Jewish Studies Workshop

“Centering the Periphery: Polish Jewish Cultural Production Beyond the Capital”

Rutgers University
the State University of New Jersey

March 5-6, 2018
Rutgers University Inn
178 Ryders Lane
New Brunswick, NJ  08901