THURSDAY, May 2, 2013
Rosalin Krieger B.A., M.A.
Becoming Canadian: A Meditation on Jewish Identity Formation and Yiddish in 1990s Toronto
Rosalin Krieger will be speaking in English with Yiddish inflections and hand gestures
Ms. Krieger will discuss her once ambivalent relation to Yiddish language in 1990s North Toronto as described in her Master's thesisStrategies of Survival:Meditations on Jewish Subjectivity (2000) and the poem "Becoming Canadian: A Knish on a Plate of Scones". "Sounding Yiddish", once a source of shame, evolved into a wellspring of pride.
Ms. Krieger is the CBC Radio Metro Morning 40th Anniversary Grand Prize Winner. She is a broadcaster, speaker, educator, English literacy specialist, freelance writer and former academic who has published widely on such popular Jewish influenced programs like The Goldbergs, Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Sex and the City. She is moving into podcasting on Jewish identity and cultural production in Toronto. Ms. Krieger will be teaching a workshop calledtry for the Funny BoneApril 9-April 30 at The Bernard Betel Centre 1003 Steeles Avenue West at Bathurst. Please visit her blog to view her publications. http://rosalinkrieger.com