Alexandra Hoffman

Lecturer

Contact info

sasha.hoffman@utoronto.ca

Office
University of Toronto
Odette Hall 326
50 St. Joseph Street
Toronto, ON M5S 1J4

Phone 416-926-2327
Fax: 416-926-2329
Secretary: 416-926-2324

Office Hours

Tue 11-12, Wed 12-1, and by appointment

Classes 2016-17

GER 360HF Intermediate Yiddish
GER 367HF Introduction to Yiddish Humour
GER 260Y Elementary Yiddish (Spring)
GER 462HS Advanced Yiddish

Background

Sasha received a PhD in Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan in 2012, with a dissertation focused on humorous representations of oppression within the writing of four classical Yiddish and Harlem Renaissance writers: Langston Hughes, Zora Neal Hurston, Sholem Aleykhem, and Modkhe Spector. Among other things, Sasha is a student and a teacher of Yiddish language and culture, with a particular interest in leftist and women's writing.