Selected English Lectures
Keynote speaker, “A Yiddish Writer After the Shoah.” Conference on Cultural Genocide. Vanderbilt University. Nashville, Tenn. Nov. 2006.
Speaker, “My Life As A Yiddish Writer and Holocaust Survivor.” Genocide Conference. University of Lethbridge, Oct. 2005.
Keynote Speaker, “Crossing the Border: A Yiddish Writer Reflects on Translation.” Joint meeting of the LTAC and ALTA (American and Canadian Literary Translators Associations), Montreal, Oct. 2005.
Speaker, “My Life As A Yiddish Writer.” Jewish Public Library of Montreal, Oct. 2005.
Panelist, “This Writing of Lives: Discussions of Writing about the Holocaust.” Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival, Montreal, Quebec. April 2004.
Public interview with Ramona Koval. Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival, Montreal, Quebec. April 2004.
Keynote speaker, Conference on “Traduire le Montreal Yiddish/ New Readings of Yiddish Montreal.” Concordia University. Montreal, Quebec. March 2004.
“The Writer as Jew, the Jew as Writer.” Special invited lecture, McGill University in conjunction with the launching of the novels Bociany and Of Lodz and Love. April, 2000.
Invited Lecture, “A Yiddish Writer Remembers.” Twentieth Annual Holocaust Lecture series. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee. October, 1997.
“The Yiddish Writer Faces the Twentieth Century,” Lunch Time Lecture Series on Literature. Dept. of General Studies, McGill University, Montreal, Jan. 1996.
“Confessions of a Yiddish Writer.” Keynote speaker, Yiddish Panorama Exhibit: A Thousand Years of Yiddish. University of Toronto, April, 1995.
“Yiddish Poets in Canada,” Keynote speaker, Menachovsky Lecture Series. University of Toronto, April, 1993.
“Feminism and Yiddish Literature, YIVO, Miami, Fl. Jan 1992.
“Feminism & Yiddish Literature.” Conference on Gender and Text: Feminist Criticism and Modern Jewish Literature, Jewish Theological Seminary, New York, June 1990.
“Simkha Bunim Shayevitch, Poet of the Lodz Ghetto,” YIVO, Miami, Fl. Jan.,1990.
“Isaac Bashevis Singer, Portrait of a Yiddish Writer.” Saidye Bronfman Centre, Montreal, 1988.
Speaker, "Lecture on H. Leivick," Dec.1970.