JUDAIC 381 - Introduction to Israeli Literature and Culture
Section: 001
Term: FA 2007
Subject: Judaic Studies (JUDAIC)
Department: LSA Judaic Studies
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Taught in English.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Since 1948, Israeli literature has dealt with issues confronting a new nation-state created with a utopian vision, but also burdened with a legacy of war and rapid social change. This course explores the main writers and trends of Israeli literature and culture from the War Generation of the late 40's to the new postmodern voices of the 21st century, analyzing how they respond both to the dreams and the reality of modern Israel.

A wide variety of novels, poetry and short stories from the best and most important Israeli writers are presented. Additionally, students view and discuss films and adaptations of literary works. All the texts are in English translation.

This course will be taught by Padnos Visiting Professor Dan Miron, the Leonard Kaye Professor of Hebrew & Comparative Literature at Columbia University and teacher at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The leading authority on Hebrew literature, Miron has written over twenty books, in both Hebrew and English, on most of the prominent Hebrew and Yiddish authors, fiction writers and poets since the revival of Hebrew literature in the nineteenth century.

JUDAIC 381 - Introduction to Israeli Literature and Culture
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001 (LEC)
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (DIS)
Tu 1:00PM - 2:00PM
003 (DIS)
F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
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