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The Most Musical Nation

15 October 2018, 15:00 - 16:00


Talk

Pre-concert Talks Study Event


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The Weston Library: Lecture Theatre

Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG



Philip Bullock and Barbara Henry discuss Yiddish poetry and music that originated in the Pale of Settlement.


Artist Portrait

Philip Ross Bullock

Philip Ross Bullock

Speaker

Philip Ross Bullock is Professor of Russian Literature and Music at the University of Oxford, Fellow in Tutor in Russian at Wadham College, and Director of TORCH (The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities). He read French, German and Russian at Durham University, before completing a DPhil in Russian Literature at Oxford, and held organ scholarships at both universities during his studies. His research has been supported by postdoctoral and mid-career fellowships from the British Academy, as well as research fellowships at the Institutes o... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Barbara Henry

Barbara Henry

Speaker

Barbara Henry (D.Phil. Oxon.) is an associate professor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and an affiliate of the Stroum Jewish Studies Center at the University of Washington, Seattle. She is the author of Rewriting Russia: Jacob Gordin’s Yiddish Drama (University of Washington Press, 2011), a study of the Russian-Jewish playwright’s adaptations of Russian literary texts for New York’s Yiddish theatre. She is co-editor, with Joel Berkowitz, of Inventing the Modern Yiddish Stage (Wayne State University Pr... Read Full Biography

This event is part of a series:

The Grand Tour – A European Journey in Song

The 17th Oxford Lieder Festival will celebrate a rich tapestry of music, words and performance in European song. Our Grand Tour of song will showcase the pinnacles of the repertoire while exploring wider cultural and geographical influences. International stars, prize-winning young artists and a wide range of concerts and other related events will take us on this beguiling journey. View the ...