16-17 NOVEMBER 2024

Through the essays of Chava Rosenfarb, the famous Yiddish writer, we get to revisit and discuss the classic Yiddish writers anew. The session introduces the work and significance of Yiddish women novelist Chava Rosenfarb and introduces the revival of Jewish memory in the town of Łódź. It also invites to discussion about the contemporary memory, literature and identity in the post-WW2 Jewish literature.


Session holders

Ula (Urszula) Chowaniec is a lecturer at Paideila Folkhögskola. She has a PhD and is a Professor (dr hab.) at the Andrzej Frycz-Modrzewski Cracow University in Poland and a Research Fellow at University College London School of Slavonic and east European Studies. Her research concentrates on Jewish history and the Jewish identity of female writers and she is the author of ”Melancholic Migrating Bodies in Contemporary Women’s Writing” and ”In Search for a Woman: Early Novels of Irena Krzywicka”.

Anna Frątczak is a senior lecturer in Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University College. She is the Chairman of the Polish Women Scientists Network Programme, the editor of “Aequalitas”. Writes on Israeli cinema and history of Bund. Recently published Ester Frumkin: socialism and Yiddishkeit.


Photo: Dalarnas högskola

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