Culture and the Public: A Yiddish Perspective

In: Canadian-American Slavic Studies
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This article explores the concept of the public as imagined by two prominent Yiddish cultural critics, Shmuel Niger and Mikhl Weichert. The article argues that both were heavily influenced by the Russian critical tradition, and were intimately engaged with the question of the relationship between culture and the public. Both adopted scholarly modes of discourse in their works, while seeking to use their criticism to bring together a Yiddish public that was conscious of itself as a public. Both saw an intimate relationship between culture, scholarship and the public.

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