[photo] Henry Sapoznik

Jewish Studies 510-450, Art 448-004, Music 469-001, Folklore 530-004, Theatre and Drama 469-001

Yiddish-American Popular Culture 1890-1950

INSTRUCTOR: Henry “Hank” Sapoznik Spring 2009 Interdisciplinary Artist in Residence
3 credits

Time/Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:20-2:50PM
Location: 1227 Engineering Hall
Course registration number: 63704

East European Jews who arrived in America at the end of the 19th century with a nascent and vibrant popular culture came in contact with a simultaneously emerging -- and equally influential -- American equivalent. Using period media such as 78 rpm recordings, cartoons, films and radio broadcasts the class will examine how these two cultures interacted, influenced and portrayed each other.

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