Teacher: Dr Diana Matut, University Halle-Wittenberg
Class Level: Beginners (basic knowledge of the Yiddish alphabet is required)
Class Schedule 2022-23: Wednesdays from 18:00-19:00 UK Time, beginning during the week of 17 October 2022
Class Length: 3-term class (Michaelmas Term 2022-Trinity Term 2023)
Class Description: This class is meant for those who would like to learn how to read and translate Yiddish texts in manuscript and printed form from the 13th to the 18th century. We will begin with one of the earliest extant Yiddish literary texts from the Cairo Genizah and discuss one work every week, including Early Yiddish songs, romances and religious works. Every literary work will be contextualized and secondary literature provided. A basic knowledge of the Yiddish alphabet is required. Please note: If you are unsure whether this course is right for you, then please contact Dr Diana Matut via the Administrator of the OSRJL (firstname.lastname@example.org).