4/18 Circular Landscapes - A Symposium on Debora Vogel

Circular Landscapes - A Symposium on Debora Vogel

 

University of Chicago, Cobb Lecture Hall, 5811 South Ellis Avenue, Room 219

 

12:30 - 4:30 PM

 

This symposium will explore the work of avant-garde poet, philosopher, editor, and art critic Debora Vogel (or Dvoyre Fogel 1900-1942). Panels will discuss Fogel's experimental poetry, cultural contributions, and theoretical works written in Yiddish, Polish, German, and Swedish. Presenters include Kathryn Hellerstein, Allison Schachter, Anastasiya Lyubas, Sasha Lindskog, Karen Underhill, and Anna Elena Torres. The event is sponsored by the the Joyce Z. and Jacob Greenberg Center for Jewish Studies, the Department of Comparative Literature, and the Yiddish Fund.

 

 

The room will be open beginning at noon. Participants are welcome to arrive early to meet each other, share a catered lunch, and set up their slides.

 

SCHEDULE: 

 

12:30pm

WELCOME and PANEL ONE

Moderated by Na’ama Rokem

 

Kathryn Hellerstein (University of Pennsylvania)

“Anthologizing Dvoyre Fogel”

Allison Schachter (Vanderbilt)

“Dvora Fogel and Women’s Aesthetic Labor: Modernism, Minority, and Culture in Interwar Lwów”

 

Anastasiya Lyubas (University of Toronto)

“Debora Vogel and Franz Roh’s ‘New Vision””

 

2pm

Refreshments 

 

2:15pm

PANEL TWO

Moderated by Jessica Kirzane

Karen Underhill (University of Illinois at Chicago)

“The Sunday Seminars of Debora Vogel and Bruno Schulz: On the Dialectics of Galician Jewish Modernism”

 

Sasha Lindskog (U-Chicago)

“Vogel, Witkacy, and the Ends of Art”

 

Anna Elena Torres (U-Chicago)

“Between Commodity and Community: Fogel’s Ballads of Sex Work”

 

3:45pm

Discussion with All Panelists

            This will be an opportunity to reflect together on the symposium, make connections between our research projects, and consider some of the questions posed by translating Vogel.

 

4:30pm

Closing Remarks

 

Thank you for joining us today. Please keep an eye out for a Call for Papers for a special issue of In geveb dedicated to Vogel and her legacy!

 

This event has been generously sponsored by the Joyce Z. and Jacob Greenberg Center for Jewish Studies, the Department of Comparative Literature, and the Yiddish Fund.