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‘The Yiddish Columbus’
11/18/2019 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
U-M Frankel Center will host Rachel Rubinstein at the Thayer Building, Room 2022, Ann Arbor. Rubinstein of Hampshire will introduce Jacobo Glantz’s 1939 Mexican Yiddish epic poem Kristobal Kolon, arguing that Glantz’s poem is a point of origin for his daughter, historian and writer Margo Glantz’s later feminist reexaminations of the colonial histories of Mexico. Written in a deliberately multilingual Yiddish with Spanish, Taino, Latin and Hebrew borrowings, Glantz’s epic functions as critical counter-history, a wild re-imagining of a history he knew so well. Free event.