Session Title

The Early Yiddish Romance: New Research with a Roundtable Discussion on the Problem of Authorship: Minstrels (Shpilmener) or Scribes?

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Special Session

Organizer Name

Jennifer G. Wollock

Organizer Affiliation

Texas A&M Univ.

Presider Name

Jeffrey L. Wollock

Presider Affiliation

Solidarity Foundation

Paper Title 1

New Research on Early Yiddish Romances: Against the Shpilman

Presenter 1 Name

Jerold C. Frakes

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Univ. at Buffalo

Paper Title 2

Elye Bokher as a Badkhan: The Case for the Shpilman

Presenter 2 Name

Jennifer G. Wollock

Paper Title 3

Discussant

Presenter 3 Name

Leonard Callaway

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Independent Scholar

Start Date

14-5-2016 10:00 AM

Session Location

Valley I Ackley 105

Description

New research on early Yiddish romances, with a debate on their authorship: contrasting Germanistic and Yiddishist-English chivalric romance perspectives, with respondents expert in Jewish history, traditional Jewish secular music, and present-day musical entrepreneurship. Were any actual itinerant Jewish minstrels (shpilmener) involved, or were early Yiddish narratives the work of scholars? That is the question. Jennifer Goodman Wollock

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May 14th, 10:00 AM

The Early Yiddish Romance: New Research with a Roundtable Discussion on the Problem of Authorship: Minstrels (Shpilmener) or Scribes?

Valley I Ackley 105

New research on early Yiddish romances, with a debate on their authorship: contrasting Germanistic and Yiddishist-English chivalric romance perspectives, with respondents expert in Jewish history, traditional Jewish secular music, and present-day musical entrepreneurship. Were any actual itinerant Jewish minstrels (shpilmener) involved, or were early Yiddish narratives the work of scholars? That is the question. Jennifer Goodman Wollock