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					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 cjs@gtu.edu.


                                      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.

				
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