What Yiddishists Do on Tuesday Nights

The Processing of Fish and Fowl in Elye Bokher’s ‘Ha-mavdil Song’
Lecture by Jerold C. Frakes

In his Old Yiddish poem, ‘Ha-mavdil Song,’ Elye Bokher uses fish and fowl as vehicles of his critique of an intellectual with whom he was engaging in a polemic. This talk will illustrate the nuts-and-bolts philological processing of the ‘evidence’ (textual, lexicographical, cultural, historical) to try to arrive at some plausible interpretation of this early 16th century Old Yiddish text from Venice.

Мероприятие состоится: 12.12.2017 - 13.12.2017

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New York, 15 W 16th St

What Yiddishists Do on Tuesday Nights

New York, 15 W 16th St

Организатор: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research