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Limmud Vancouver takes place at the King David High School, 41st and Willow.
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Sunday, February 9 • 9:45am - 10:15am
Translating Erotic Yiddish Poetry: a Confession and Some Advice
Celia Dropkin (1887-1956) defied convention, writing passion, erotic life, shame, and bodily anguish into her poetry. Her poems broke new ground and divided her readers; male critics tended to infantalize her, but nobody could deny the magnetic pull of her poetic vision. As co-translator of the first English-language book of Dropkin's poetry, I will discuss the problems associated with translating this kind of poetry, not only from Yiddish into English but also across time, working the material into a register suitable for audiences a century after Dropkin wrote it. Its very passion creates linguistic uncertainty. Warning: this presentation will contain sexually explicit language and imagery.

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Faith Jones

Faith Jones lives in Vancouver, where she is a librarian and teaches library science. She was previously Yiddish bibliographer in the New York Public Library’s Jewish Division, where she also served as project manager for the award-winning online yizkor book project (yizkor.nypl... Read More →

Sunday February 9, 2014 9:45am - 10:15am
Upstairs Room #3 King David High School