Russia & Eurasia Workshop | "Nesting: Vladimir Dahl as a Listener and a Lexicographer"
"Nesting: Vladimir Dahl as a Listener and a Lexicographer"
Gabriella Safran, Stanford University
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Gabriella Safran is the Eva Chernov Lokey Professor in Jewish Studies at Stanford University, where she teaches in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures. She teaches and writes on Russian literature, Yiddish literature, folklore, and folkloristics. Her most recent monograph, Wandering Soul: The Dybbuk's Creator, S. An-sky (Harvard, 2010), is a biography of an early-twentieth-century Russian and Yiddish writer who was also an ethnographer, a revolutionary, and a wartime relief worker. She is now completing a book on how mid-19th-century Russian writers competed with each other in describing how they listened to people unlike themselves. Her next research project addresses the transnational rise of the notion of Jewish speech style as comical.