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UM Frankel Center Event: Vivi Lachs

October 30 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Cost: Free

Whitechapel Noise: Politics, Sex and Religion in Yiddish Rhyme on the Streets of London’s East End 1884-1914

Lecture by Vivi Lachs of Birkbeck, University of London

This talk, illustrated with song, will examine the abundance of Yiddish kupletn (rhyming couplets) written by Jewish immigrant songwriters and poets in pre-World-War-I London. These protest hymns, music-hall songs and satirical verse, until now hidden in archives, tell tales that expand and nuance our knowledge of immigrant history. As an accessible popular culture, they tell these stories with humor, intensity, and passion. This talk will give an overview of these key ideas, illustrating theoretical and historical points with engaging poetic and musical examples.

Event is free and open to the public. There is an elevator and accessible and gender neutral restrooms on the first and second floor. If you have a disability that requires an accommodation, contact the Judaic Studies office at judaicstuies@umich.edu or 734-763-9047.

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Date:
October 30
Time:
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://lsa.umich.edu/judaic/news-events/all-events.detail.html/53363-13349559.html

Organizer

University of Michigan Frankel Center for Judaic Studies
Phone:
7346158503
Email:
js-event-coord@umich.edu
Website:
https://lsa.umich.edu/judaic

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Event Area of Town
Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti
Organization Name
None
Open to the Community
Yes

Venue

Thayer Building

202 S. Thayer Room 2022
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 united States
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