50th Death Anniversary of Itsik Manger
Itsik Manger, “the last purimshpieler” of Yiddish literature, died on February 21st in Israel. Until today Manger remains one of the most famous and popular Yiddish poets: he combined in his works Jewish and European, traditional and modernist, tragedy and irony. Besides well-known songs like Oyfn vegn shteyt a boym or Rabeynu Tam, Manger left a big corpuse of texts, both poetry and prose: sketches, essays, fairytales and the novel Dos bukh fun gan-eydn. There is still a lot of white spots in his literary heritage that await for researchers.
In 2019 we celebrate the poet’s 50th death anniversary with a special panel on the 26th International Annual Conference on Jewish Studies. We invite to apply literature scholars whose researches focus on the life and works of Itsik Manger, as well as on the history of translations and adaptations of his works.
To apply please fill in the online form until March 1st, 2019.