Agnieszka Legutko


Lecturer in Yiddish in the Department of Germanic Languages
308 Hamilton Hall

Agi Legutko specializes in modern Yiddish literature, language, and culture, women and gender studies, spirit possession in Judaism, as well as in American and European modern Jewish literature, theater, and film. Her research interests also include trauma, memory, performance, and the body represented in modern Jewish culture. Her publications include Krakow’s Kazimierz: Town of Partings and Returns, a historical guidebook to the Jewish Quarter of Krakow (in English and Polish 2004, 2009), and articles on dybbuk possession in modern Jewish literature and on Yiddish poetry. She teaches courses in Yiddish language on elementary, intermediate and advanced levels, as well as in Yiddish literature, such as Magic and Monsters in Yiddish Literature and Taste of Yiddish.