[Mendele] MENDELE PERSONAL NOTICES & ANNOUNCEMENTS--YIDDISH IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM: A Symposium on New Yiddish Language and Culture, deadline for submissions May 1

Victor Bers victor.bers at yale.edu
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April 21, 2016

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CFP YIDDISH IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM: A Symposium on New Yiddish Language and
Culture, deadline May 1

Symposium Theme

Yiddish is far from “dead” or “dying,” with many exciting new developments
in the language and culture since the beginning of the new millennium. This
symposium seeks to bring together scholarship in areas of innovation in
Yiddish in the last fifteen years across the secular and frum worlds. The
symposium is multidisciplinary, spanning literary and cultural studies,
linguistics, translation studies, sociology, theatre and film studies,
pedagogy, history, anthropology and ethnography.

The symposium will include studies in the following areas: New Yiddish
writing and translation; Yiddish video and film; Yiddish theatre and music;
Yiddish language and teaching; Yiddish community life; intercultural


The symposium will take place at the University of Ottawa on the evening of
Saturday, November 5 through the afternoon of Sunday, November 6.

The organizers will cover hotel accommodation on Saturday and Sunday as
well as refreshments and meals during the event.

Submission Guidelines

Interested presenters are invited to submit a 300-word abstract in Word
format (Times New Roman, 12 pt, single spaced). Please include the
following: the title of your proposed presentation, your name, affiliation,
e-mail address, abstract including methodology and theoretical framework,
selected bibliography, 6 key-words, and short biography.

Please submit your proposals to the organizer, Prof. Rebecca Margolis
(Dept. Modern Languages and Literatures, University of Ottawa), at the
following e-mail address: rmargoli at uOttawa.ca by May 1, 2016. Participants
will be notified of their acceptance by June 1. For more information:

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