Rachel Rubinstein lectures on ‘The Yiddish Columbus’

March 25, 2019

On March 13, 2019, Rachel Rubinstein, professor of American literature and Jewish studies at Hampshire College, delivered the Princeton University Spring 2019 Lapidus Family Fund Lecture in American Jewish Studies. The lecture was titled “The Yiddish Columbus: Critical Counter-History and the Remapping of American Jewish Literature.” It was held in McCormick Hall, Room 101, and cosponsored by the Program in Judaic Studies.

Rubinstein detailed the epic poem Kristobal Kolon by Mexican Yiddish writer Jacobo Glantz, exploring its multilingual borrowings and “wild reimaginings.”