Speaking Globally: Yiddish and Esperanto as World Languages

Sunday, 18 November 2018 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Off-campus address: 
Soloway Jewish Community Centre, 21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt, Teen Lounge (2nd floor)
Registration required: 
Cost to attend: 
Free of charge
Event language: 

The Vered Jewish Canadian Studies Program is pleased to be co-presenting an exciting lecture:

Speaking Globally: Yiddish and Esperanto as World Languages

Soloway Jewish Community Centre, 21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt, Teen Lounge (2nd floor)

November 18, 10:30-12:00 pm

Featuring Sebastien Schulman, Executive Director of KlezKanada

This presentation explores the parallel histories of Yiddish and Esperanto, two languages whose speakers have been scattered across the globe. Placing an internationalist reading of Yiddish cultural history beside a Jewish look at the history of Esperanto, we'll explore the mechanics of how ideas travel and transform over transnational networks, and fashion a model for understanding the traffic of thought in today’s globalized world writ large. The session concludes with a lively performance of the speaker's fresh translations from both cultures' vibrant literary traditions. Co-sponsored by the Vered Jewish Canadian Studies Program and the The Esperanto Rondo de Otavo.

The event is open to the public, free of charge, no reservations required.