Russian Jews in the Twentieth Century
NEJS141A - Russian Jews in the Twentieth Century - Examines Russian Jewish history from 1917 to the present. Focuses on the tsarist legacy, Russian Revolution, the creation of a new socialist society, development of Yiddish culture, the "Great Turn" under Stalin, Holocaust, post war Judaism, anti-Semitism, emigration, and current events.
About the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies
The Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies (NEJS) bears a proud tradition of scholarly excellence in the fields that it embraces:-The study of the Jewish people, including their history, religion, literature and place in civilization.
-The history, languages and culture of the Bible and ancient Near East.
-Arabic and Islamic Civilizations.
Stalin's Favorite Cartoonist, Boris Efimov and Famed Translator, Lilianna Lungina
A Lecture by Alice Nakhimovsky Professor of Russian and Jewish Studies, Director of Jewish Studies at Colgate University
Speaks in conjunction with NEJS141A - Russian Jews in the Twentieth Century course, taught by Professor ChaeRan Freeze
Held Friday, March 25, 2011
Alice Stone Nakhimovsky, Professor of Russian and Jewish Studies, was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and went through its public schools before entering Cornell University where she received her AB in 1971 and PhD in 1976. She completed the Advanced course in Yiddish at the YIVO/NYU Summer program in 2007.
Many years ago, as a break from graduate school, she went to study in Leningrad and eventually married there. While she started her career writing on the Russian absurdists Kharms and Vvedensky, the subject of her dissertation and first book, she became more interested in Russian-Jewish issues and has come to specialize in that. She wrote a number of books and essays on Russian-Jewish literature. She is proudest of her six years of work on the editorial board of the YIVO Encylopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe.