On February 21st, Professor Valérie Saugera described her current research on “Louchébem,” a secret language spoken by Parisian butchers. Saugera is a contact linguist who has published widely on anglicisms in the French language. In this new project she marries linguistics and anthropological research to explore a language that many considered dead. Saugera’s research shows […][Read More]
Have you been worried about rising global temperatures? Concerned about fossil fuel emissions? Perhaps distressed by the destruction of the Earth due to climate change? Good news: Professor Sabine von Mering discussed a more positive outlook on climate change and what is being done to stop it in her talk “The Good News About Climate […][Read More]
World Poetry Books, a new literary press established in December 2017 by LCL’s Program in Literary Translation, received international attention after the celebrated poet Anne Carson named its two first titles as her favorite books of 2017. Writing in the Paris Review, Carson noted: “This year, I read two unusually excellent new poetry books from Greece, in unusually excellent translation. Both […][Read More]
Sherry Shamash, a beloved instructor of Hebrew has been teaching in LCL for more than 35 years. A Massachusetts native, Sherry earned an MA in Religion from Smith College with a concentration on Jews in the Muslim World. She became a full-time faculty member in the LCL department in 2012. She is recognized for her […][Read More]
Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Storrs CampusDodd Research Center Room 104
On Wednesday, April 25, from 12:30 - 1:30 pm, the Yiddish Tish luncheon discussion group, led by Professor Arnold Dashefsky, will meet in the Dodd Research Center, room 104.
The Yiddish Tish luncheon discussion group is a small, intimate gathering of members from the community and campus who meet monthly to read and speak Yiddish.
These sessions are open to any and all faculty, staff, students, and community members.
All reading and speaking levels are welcome.
Please bring a bag lunch, and we will provide dessert and drinks!
The Yiddish Tish is a program of the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life at UConn.
If you require an accommodation to participate, please contact Pamela Weathers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-486-2271.
Thursday, April 26th, 2018
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Downtown HartfordCharter Oak Cultural Center, 21 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford
Dr. Susannah Heschel will present "Human Dignity in Judaism" on April 26, 7:00pm, at the Charter Oak Cultural Center (21 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford).
The event is made possible by the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life Gene and Georgia Mittelman Lecture in Judaic Studies, Charter Oak Cultural Center, UConn Hartford, the Humanities Institute, and the Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages.
Susannah Heschel is the chair of the Jewish Studies Program and Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College. Her numerous publications include Abraham Geiger and the Jewish Jesus (University of Chicago Press), which won a National Jewish Book Award, and The Aryan Jesus: Christian Theologians and the Bible in Nazi Germany (Princeton University Press).
Heschel has been a visiting professor at the Universities of Frankfurt and Cape Town as well as Princeton, and she is the recipient of numerous grants, including from the Ford Foundation, Carnegie Foundation, and a yearlong Rockefeller fellowship at the National Humanities Center. In 2011-12 she held a fellowship at the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin. She has received four honorary doctorates from universities in the United States, Canada, and Germany. Currently she is a Guggenheim Fellow and is writing a book on the history of European Jewish scholarship on Islam. In 2015 she was elected a member of the American Society for the Study of Religion.
If you need an accommodation to participate, please contact Pamela Weathers at email@example.com or 860-486-2271.
Tuesday, May 1st, 2018
10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Storrs CampusOAK hall 236
The Modern Self on Display: The Milieu of Madrid in Autobiographical Writing 1898â1930.
Friday, May 4th, 2018
10:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Storrs CampusOAK hall, 236
"The Modern Self on Display: The Milieu of Madrid in Autobiographical Literature. 1898-1930".
Annia Bu is a second-year master’s candidate in the Spanish Studies section of the Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages. Annia was a professional actress in film and theater before she came to UConn. In fact, she was acting professionally even before her undergraduate degree and has received acting awards at the Ceara Film Festival […][Read More]