Date of Degree
Biography and Memoir
Ethnomusicology | Fiction | Nonfiction | Other American Studies | Other Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Yiddish Language and Literature
Klezmer, Memory, Nostalgia, New York City, Childhood Overmedication, Identity
This thesis is a series of three memoiristic essays around the vortex of identity. The first is an exploration of how childhood overmedication split the continuity of the author’s self-conception. The second traces the slipperiness of Jewish and Queer identifications detailing their synthesis in the klezmer revival in New York City in late 1980s and early 90s. The third is a polyphonic narration of the recovery of a lost klezmer’s life story in the face of the silence of time and slaughter.
Horowitz, Daniel, "Babel" (2023). CUNY Academic Works.
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