Thursday, February 7, 2019
DR. ELAINE GOLD
The Ward Uncovered
Elaine Gold will discuss an exciting exhibit about Yiddish that will be opening on April 4 at the Canadian Language Museum, located on Glendon College campus. This exhibit combines the sound installation The Music of Yiddish Blessings and Curses by Berlin-based composer Paul Brody, with the visual exhibit The Yiddish Kheyder, created by Miriam Borden, a doctoral student at the Centre of Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto, who presented at the Yiddish Vinkl in December.
Dr. Gold will describe the preparations behind this multi-faceted exhibit and also outline the history, projects and goals of the Canadian Language Museum.
Elaine Gold has a PhD in Linguistics and taught at the University of Toronto for over 20 years. Her thesis focused on the syntax of Yiddish. She initiated the establishment of the Canadian Language Museum in 2011 and, as Director, has overseen the development of its exhibits and programs since that time. The CLM exhibits have toured across Canada, from Victoria to St.Johns, and have been displayed in a wide variety of venues including universities, libraries, museums and community centres
Dr. Gold spoke at the Yiddish Vinkl in April 2014 about Passover Haggadahs.
Please note that lunch is now 22 dollars