Jewish Literature and Culture Scholar Dr. David G. Roskies to Deliver Effron Lecture (11/20)
POUGHKEEPSIE, NY—David G. Roskies will deliver the 41st annual William and Sadie Effron Lecture in Jewish Studies on Monday, November 20, 7:00pm, in the Nelly Goletti Theatre. His talk, “Litvaks in Love: A Modern Memoryscape,” will use stories from his own experience and his many years of research to paint a portrait of the Litvak, or Lithuanian Jew, in this presentation. This event is free and open to the public.
Roskies is the Sol and Evelyn Henkind Chair in Yiddish Literature and Culture and a professor of Jewish literature at The Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City. Since 2013, he has also served as the Naomi Prawer Kadar Visiting Professor of Yiddish Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2012.
A cultural historian of Eastern European Jewry, he has published nine books and received numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship. In 1981, he cofounded (with Dr. Alan Mintz) Prooftexts: A Journal of Jewish Literary History.
A native of Montreal, Canada, and a product of its Yiddish secular schools, Roskies was educated at Brandeis University, where he received his doctorate in 1975.
About the William and Sadie Effron Lecture in Jewish Studies
William and Sadie Effron were longtime civic and cultural leaders in the Poughkeepsie community. The lecture series was established in 1976 to raise awareness at Marist and in the community of Jewish history, culture and current affairs.
Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy branch campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 381 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (9th Best Regional University/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Though now independent, Marist remains committed to the ideals handed down from its founders, the Marist Brothers: excellence in education, a sense of community, and a commitment to service. Marist educates approximately 5,00 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and 14 graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees. www.marist.edu