Czernowitz at 100

Czernowitz at 100 : The First Yiddish Language Conference in Historical Perspective

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Czernowitz at 100 represents a collection that assesses the achievements and fate of those who participated in the 1908 Yiddish Language Conference that was held in Czernowitz, now known as Chernivtsi in Ukraine. Featuring contributions from a new generation of scholars re-examining eastern European Jewish life, each contributor examines the successes and failures of the Yiddishist more

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  • Hardback | 168 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 680.39g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English, Yiddish
  • 0739140698
  • 9780739140697
  • 1,727,022

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This is a fresh effort to extract new meaning from a famous 100 year-old conference focusing on Yiddish: new ideas and new contributions both from several well known 'suspects' as well as from some who will doubtlessly get to be better known. -- Joshua A. Fishman, Yeshiva Universityshow more

About Joshua A. Fogel

Joshua Fogel is a Canada Research Chair and professor of history at York University in Toronto, Canada. Keith Weiser is the Silber Family Professor of Modern Jewish Studies and associate professor of history at York University in Toronto, more

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1 Table of Contents Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 1. The Czernowitz Conference: Contexts, Ironies, and the Verdict of Jewish History Part 4 I. Politics, Language and Ideology Chapter 5 2. A Tale of Two Photographs: Nathan Birnbaum, the Election of 1907 and the 1908 Yiddish Language Conference Chapter 6 3. Peretz's Commitment to Yiddish in Czernowitz: A National Caprice? Chapter 7 4. Mother tongue, Mame-loshn, and Kulturshprakh: The Tension between Populism and Elitism in the Language Ideology of Noah Prylucki Part 8 II. Literature and the Arts Chapter 9 5. Y. L. Peretz and the Politics of Yiddish Chapter 10 6. Reclaiming Czernowitz in Aharon Appelfeld's Flowers of Darkness Chapter 11 7. Dem Oyle Regls Tokhter: The Poetic Pilgrimage of Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman Chapter 12 8. The Painter as Ethnographer: Maurycy Minkowski and the European Yiddish Intelligentsia before World War I Part 13 III. The Legacy of Czernowitz Chapter 14 9. The Success of the Czernowitz Yiddish Conference: Setting the Agenda for Yiddish Language Planning in the Twentieth Century Chapter 15 10. From Czernowitz to Paris: The International Yiddish Culture Congress of 1937 Chapter 16 11. Yiddishism in Canadian Garb Part 17 IV. Appendices Chapter 18 12. The Nathan and Solomon Birnbaum Archives, Toronto Chapter 19 13. Mates Mieses's Defense of the Yiddish Languageshow more

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