Senior lecturer in Yiddish, Lund University. Jan has been teaching Jewish literature and Yiddish at University of Chicago since 2003 until he moved to Lund in August 2011. Has published in the field of Yiddish, Jewish American and Holocaust Literature. Translator of Scholem Aleichem’s Tevye der milkhiger (Tevye the Dairyman) into Danish (Hovedland 2009).


Close Reading of Three Yiddish Poems
The session will introduce modern Yiddish poetry through close readings of three Yiddish poems by Yankev Glatshteyn, Avrom Sutzkever and Kadya Molodovsky. We will be listening to audio recordings of the three poets’ readings of their poetry, and together study the poems in English translation (with references to the original).