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The seminar “Translation of non-Jewish literaturein the early Hebrew children’s periodicals”, by Prof. Agnieszka Jagodzińska (University of Wrocław), will take place on April 19, 2023, at the Center for Human and Social Sciences (CCHS), in Madrid. The activity will also be broadcasted via Zoom using the following credentials:  

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The lecture will address the problem of non-Jewish literature translated into Hebrew and published in the early Hebrew periodicals for children. Prof. Jagodzińskawill discuss the translators’ strategies to deal with the sometimes obviously Christian content of this literature and how they negotiated the extent of “otherness” to which they exposed Jewish children. A close reading of selected texts, which serve as illustrations of the discussed problems, will be offered.  

Prof. Agnieszka Jagodzińska is an Associate Professor in the Taube Department of Jewish Studies at the University of Wrocław, Poland. Her academic interests focus on Jewish literature, culture and history in the context of Jewish-Polish contacts in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Agnieszka Jagodzińska has authored, edited or co-edited a number of publications related to acculturation and integration of Polish Jews, Jewish periodicals and literature, Jewish universalism, conversion and Christian missions to the Jews, and translations.