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Jews, and the Transformation of American Folklore

September 19, 2022 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The Carolina Center for Jewish Studies presents their inaugural alumni lecture “Ghetto Pastoral: Street Scene, Jews, and the Transformation of American Folklore” by Dr. Naomi GraberIn 1947, Kurt Weill, Elmer Rice, and Langston Hughes’s Street Scene opened on Broadway. Although Weill referred to the work as a “Broadway opera,” Street Scene embodies what Michael Denning calls a “ghetto pastoral,” a genre that arose in the early 1930s depicting violent, yet innocent coming-of-age stories in ethnic or black urban working-class neighborhoods, combining naturalism and allegory to prove that urban communities could produce a new style of folk hero. Read more here

 

Sponsored by the Center’s inaugural Alumni Lecture. Co-sponsored by the department of music, the department of American studies and the UNC Center for the Study of the American South

 

Hill Hall, Moeser auditorium, UNC-Chapel Hill

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September 19, 2022
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5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Hill Hall
UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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