»Translating Culture. A Conference in Honour of Sholem Aleichem's 150th Birthday«

Jahreskonferenz des Dubnow-Instituts

The Translating Culture Conference of the Simon-Dubnow-Institute for Jewish History and Culture has focused on phenomena of Jewish literary transfer from Eastern Europe to Central Europe from the fin de siècle onwards. Jewish literary migrants instigated in Berlin and other places manifold activities of translation from Jewish languages whose characteristics are transgression and adaptation to the target language. The conference explored the lingual and cultural constellation of Yiddish, Hebrew, Russian and German. The transformation of these languages served as point of reference for an evolving new national Jewish self awareness but also for new forms of acculturation. Agents as different as writers, translators, and publishers played a central role in these processes of intermediation, exchange and transfer among the languages and cultures. To draw a comprehensive picture, the presentations have addressed questions that deal more generally with reflections on the life and work of individuals, on institutions and associations. The conference has also concentrated on theoretical and methodological questions of translation. 

Israel Bartal (The Hebrew University, Jerusalem) | Dan Diner (The Hebrew University, Jerusalem / Simon Dubnow Institute) | Gennady Estraikh (New York University) | Natasha Gordinsky (The Hebrew University, Jerusalem / Simon Dubnow Institute) | Roy Greenwald (The Hebrew University, Jerusalem) | Ran HaCohen (Tel Aviv University) | Matan Hermoni (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva) | Hannan Hever (The Hebrew University, Jerusalem) | Leonid Katsis (Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow) | Mikhail Krutikov (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) | Dan Laor (Tel Aviv University) | Trude Maurer (Univer sity of Göttingen) | Benny Mer (The Hebrew University, Jerusalem) | Dan Miron (Columbia University, New York) | Gabriel Moked (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva) | Lilach Nethanel (Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan) | Frauke von Rohden (Academy Project at the Simon Dubnow Institute) | Jörg Schulte (University College London) | Natalia Shchyhlevska (Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz) | Yaara Shehori (The Hebrew University, Jerusalem / Simon Dubnow Institute) | Olaf Terpitz (Simon Dubnow Institute) | Susanne Zepp (Simon Dubnow Institute)

15. bis 16. Oktober 2009