Meyer J Weinshel

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Contact Me

weins096@umn.edu
612-625-9350

German, Scandinavian and Dutch
Room 320 FolH
0143A
9 Pleasant St SE

My dissertation traces the ways translations of German-language poetry into Yiddish shaped modern Jewish cultural developments in Habsburg and interwar Central Europe. Essential to my project are the ways German- and Yiddish-language writers situated themselves and their works across shifting cultural and political borders over the course of the twentieth century.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • MA: Germanic Studies, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, 2016.
  • BA (with Honors): German Studies, Macalester College , 2012 .

Specialties

  • 19th-21st century German & Austrian literature and culture
  • Yiddish literature and culture
  • translation studies
  • language pedagogy
Courses Taught
  • Intensive Intermediate German (GER 1003 Summer Session)
  • GER/JWST 3633: The Holocaust - Memory, History, Narrative (Teaching Assistant)
  • German 1004: Intermediate German (primary instructor)
  • German 1003: Intermediate German (primary instructor)
  • German 1002: Beginning German (primary instructor)
  • German 1001: Beginning German (primary instructor)
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Yiddish Pedagogy Program: Yiddish Book Center (Amherst, MA) , 2018 - 2019
  • YIVO Uriel Weinreich Summer Program in Yiddish Language, Literature & Culture: 2015, 2017
  • Vilnius Yiddish Institute : 2016

Research

  • National Library of Israel : 2018
  • YIVO Institute for Jewish Research : YIVO Archives, 2015, 2017

Outreach

  • College in the Schools: 2017 - 2018
  • Holocaust and Genocide Education Outreach: 2017
Awards
  • Center for Austrian Studies Research Grant, Summer 2018
  • Hella Lindemeyer Mears Fellowship, 2017 - 2018
  • FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies) Fellowship: Advanced Yiddish, Summer 2017
  • GRPP (Graduate Research Partnership Program) Award - Dissertation Research in Vienna, Austria and Vilnius, Lithuania, June 2016 - August 2016
  • FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies) Fellowship: Elementary Yiddish, Summer 2015
  • CLA Graduate Fellowship, 2014 - 2015