The SevenTh AnnuAl eli KATz MeMoriAl YiddiSh ConferenCe Gender roles, erotic Practices and Marital structures in Yiddish literature and ashkenazic culture sundaY, noveMber 15 3:00 pm: Film Screening: Little Mother (Mamele) 5:00 pm: Film Screening: East and West (Mizrekh un Mayrev) The films will be screened at the Pacific Film Archive, 2575 Bancroft Way, Berkeley. 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm: Opening ReceptiOn 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm: KeynOte AddRess Introduction: David Biale, University of California, Davis Ada Rapoport-Albert, University College, London “Virginity, Celibacy and Illicit Sex in the Circle of Jacob Frank’s Messianic Believers” The reception and keynote address will be held at Easton Hall, 2401 Ridge Road. MondaY, noveMber 16 Sessions will be held in the Dinner Board Room, the Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley; coffee and light refreshments provided. 10:00 am -12:00 pm: sessiOn One Travesties of Gender: Performing Sexual Difference in Ashkenaz Chair: Donny Inbar Olga Litvak, “My Dear Mrs. Spector: Sex and the Jewish Republic of Letters” Zehavit Stern, “Molly Picon between Mary Pickford and Motl Peysi: Gender and Nostalgia in Yidl with the Fiddle” Ann Pellegrini, “No, Seriously: More Jewish Jokes” 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm: sessiOn twO Jewish Marriage and Its (dis)Contents Chair: Yael Chaver Nehemia Polen, “Engendering Holy Souls in Holy Bodies: Contemplative Sexual Praxis in Hasidic Dynastic Families” Chae-ran Freeze, “Lilith’s Midwives: Illegitimacy, Baby Farmers, and Newborn Child Murder in Nineteenth-Century Vilna” Eddie Portnoy, “In Yiddishe Splitsville: Gender and Violence during Divorce Proceedings in the Warsaw Beyz-din,1925-1930” Evening Performance: 7:30 pm: The Sala-Manca Group in West and East: A film-translation accompanied by Yarden Erez (live music) The performance will be held at the Pacific Film Archive, 2575 Bancroft Way, Berkeley. Sala-Manca is cosponsored by the Consulate General of Israel, Pacific Northwest Region. tuesdaY, noveMber 17 Sessions will be held in the Dinner Board Room, the Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley; coffee and light refreshments provided. 10:00 am -12:00 pm: sessiOn thRee Sexual Traditions, Modern(ist) Practices Chair: Rokhl Wamsley Naomi Seidman, “The Erotics of Sexual Segregation” Nathaniel Deutsch, “An-sky and the Ethnography of Sex and the Shtetl” Gabriella Safran, “Brides of Castle Street: The Vitebsk Love Lives of S. An-sky and Marc Chagall” This panel is co-sponsored by the Women’s Studies in Religion Program of the GTU. 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm: sessiOn FOuR The (Sexual) Politics of Yiddish Poetry Chair: Chana Kronfeld Zoe Weiman-Kelman, “Onrirn di tsayt: Touching upon the Erotics of Yiddish” Riki Ophir, “Lider far mayn froy: Moyshe Leyb Halpern’s Politically Committed (Love) Poetry” Kathryn Hellerstein, “Sex in New York’s Yiddish Miscellanies and Anthologies: Lesser-Known Women Poets in Context” Evening Film Screening: Everything’s for You, The March and non-Aryan by Abraham Ravett Followed by a conversation with the filmmaker at the Pacific Film Archive Half-price tickets will be available for conference attendees for the Sala-Manca Performance West and East and the three conference-related films. To reserve these tickets, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Advance and same-day ticket Conference sessions are free sales are also available at the and open to the public. Pacific Film Archive Ticket Office, at http://www.bampfa.berkeley. edu/tickets/ and by calling 510-642-5249.