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Mikhail Krutikov: “History Will Judge Us by Our Buildings”
November 19, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pmFree
An academic lecture with Mikhail Krutikov. Co-sponsored by CSEEES.
The Kaplan-Brauer Lecture in Jewish Studies
“History Will Judge Us by Our Buildings”: Der Nister on Architecture and Revolution
Mikhail Krutikov is Preston R. Tisch professor of Slavic and Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is the author of Yiddish Fiction and the Crisis of Modernity, 1905-1914 (Stanford University Press, 2001) and From Kabbalah to Class Struggle: Expressionism, Marxism and Yiddish Literature in the Life and Work of Meir Wiener (Stanford University Press, 2011); he co-edited nine collections on Yiddish literature and culture, most recently, with Gennady Estraikh, Three Cities of Yiddish: St. Petersburg, Warsaw and Moscow,. (Oxford: Legenda, forthcoming in November 2016). His new book, Der Nister’s Soviet Years: Yiddish Writer as Witness to the People, is forthcoming with Indiana University Press in 2019. His current project explores representations of urban space in Jewish literatures. Since 1999 he has been a cultural columnist for the Yiddish Forward, and his collection of essays Tsvish shures (Between Lines) is forthcoming this year.
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