Date: November 8, 2018
Location: English 109
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

8:30-9:00 Coffee, Welcome (Harriet Murav, UIUC), and Introductory Remarks (Gennady Estraikh, Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, NYU)

9-11:00. Session 1: Parallel Dreams.

Myroslav Shkandrij (Professor, Slavic Studies, University of Manitoba). “Parallel Tracks: Ukrainian and Jewish Dreams of Cultural Renaissance, 1917-1926.”

Amelia Glaser (Director of Jewish Studies and Director of REES, University of California at San Diego).“Dovid Hofshteyn’s Ukraine: From National in Form to International in Content.”

Mikhail Krutikov (Chair of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Michigan). “Travel and Transformation: Journey as (Self) discovery in Der Nister’s Mayses and Mayk Iohansen’s Podorozhi.”

11:00-11:15 Break

11:15-1:15. Session 2: The Arts for All.

Noa Tsaushu (PhD. Student, The Yiddish Program, Columbia University). “The Kultur-lige Artists' Studios Jewish Art School in the Making.”

Mayhill Fowler (Professor of History, Stetson University)."Actresses in Kyiv, 1918: Theater, War, and a New Generation?"
Lyudmila Sholokhova (Director of Archives and Library, YIVO).Music Section of the Kiev Kultur-Lige and the Idea of Music for All.”

1:15-2:30 Box lunch provided

2:30-4:00. Session 3: The History of a Contact Zone.

Efim Melamed (Archivist and Independent Scholar, Kiev) “The Central Archives of the Kultur-Lige: A History and an Attempt at Reconstruction.” 

Sabine Koller (Professor, Slavic and Jewish Studies, University of Regensburg) Dovid Hofshteyn’s Yiddish Poetry and the Ukrainian Space: Texts/ Contexts/Intertexts

4:00-4:15 Break

4:15-5:00 Summing up.

This workshop was made possible by the generous support of:

The Dmytro Shtohryn Endowment in Ukrainian Studies
Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center
LAS Dean’s Office
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Program in Jewish Culture & Society