February 10, 2009 | 4-6 PM | Free & Open to the Public
Humanities 1 Building, Room 245, UC Santa Cruz
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Galia Benziman will inaugurate the 2009 Jewish Studies Research Colloquium with a talk about Sholem Aleichem’s Motl, the Cantor’s Son: “Try Not to Love Such a Country’: The Americanization of Sholem Aleichem’s Yiddish Text.”
Galia Benziman, of Tel Aviv University, is a Fulbright and Dan David Postdoctoral fellow at UCSC’s Dickens Project this year, and a visiting lecturer in Literature. Her main fields of interest are Victorian literature and culture, and the history of childhood. She has completed a book entitled Figuring Out the Child’s Voice: Neglected Children in Nineteenth-Century British Literature, and has begun a second book with the working title Trapped in Childhood, on the child’s refusal to grow up, with examples drawn from late nineteenth-century British literature, and twentieth-century Jewish, German, and Hebrew fiction. Her articles on these topics have appeared in the Journal of Narrative Theory, Women’s Studies, and Partial Answers.