Performance and Workshop: The Book of J

October 27-29, 2017

The Department of Comparative Literature presents:

A performance and workshop with the performace duo Book of J.

Book of J is engaged in new psalmody, drawing from Yiddish songs of ghosts and police violence, the rich biblical commentary of Black and White American traditional music, and piyutim (paraliturgical songs) with a queer bent.   Expect old-time religion, radical politics, angels and demons, workers and bosses, diasporic languages, erotic longing, close-text reading, hard times resolved and destiny fulfilled.  Also, singing along is good. Book of J is Jewlia Eisenberg (Charming Hostess) and Jeremiah Lockwood (Sway Machinery).

Friday, October 27 
Wieboldt 408

Sunday, October 29
Bond Chapel 

The performace on Sunday will be followed by a reception in Comparative Literature (CL 116).