Wednesday, November 7, 2012 @ 5:30 in DeTamble. Open to the Public.

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Date(s) - 11/07/2012
5:30 pm

DeTamble Auditorium


“Old Odessa: The Enchanted City of Jewish Rogues,” by Professor Jarrod Tanny of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Dr. Tanny is Assistant Professor and Block Distinguished Fellow in Jewish Studies at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. His talk comes from his recent book, City of Rogues and Schnorrers: Russia’s Jews and the Myth of Old Odessa (Indiana UP, 2011), which reviewers have called “an inspired analysis of Odessa’s role as a city that fueled cultural irreverence throughout the humorlessness of the Tsarist and Soviet ages.” He is currently working on the history of Jewish humour, examining how Jewish humour in popular North American culture has been informed by the collective memory of European Jewish experience.