PSI Lecture: Siostra Marja, Sabine, and Aviva: Women, Plagiarism, and Literature for the Masses with Naomi Brenner

Monday, February 12, 2024 , 12  - 1:30 p.m.

Location: 160 Enarson Classroom Building

Contact: Center for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies

Tags: Center for Slavic East European and Eurasian Studies

The Polish Studies Initiative invites you to join us for a guest lecture featuring 2023 PSI grant recipient Naomi Brenner (Ohio State U.).

Abstract: In the 1930s, Poland was the center of Yiddish publishing, producing newspapers and novels for Jewish readers in Poland and around the world. This talk, based on research supported by a grant from Ohio State's Polish Studies Initiative, focuses on the wildly popular Yiddish novel Sabine and explores its connections with Polish, Yiddish, and Hebrew entertainment fiction in the 1930s and 1940s. 

Bio: Naomi Brenner is an Associate Professor in  Ohio State's Department of Near Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures. Her work focuses on modern Jewish literary multilingualism and the circulation of texts and ideas across languages and national boundaries.