Fellow Presentations

Cultural Revolution in Ashkenaz

The Emergence of Early Yiddish Literature
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Part of the 2013–2014 Fellows Presentation Series


Jerold C. Frakes’s current research focuses on the emergence of Yiddish literature in the late medieval period. As radical social, demographic, economic, and political upheaval transformed Ashkenazic Jewish society, new genres and forms of literary and cultural expression developed.