SLAVIC 151 - First Year Seminar
Section: 002 Yiddish Love Stories
Term: FA 2007
Subject: Slavic Languages and Literatures (SLAVIC)
Department: LSA Slavic Languages & Literatures
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Other:
FYSem
Advisory Prerequisites:
Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Did young Jewish men and women fall in love in the old days? What was the place of love in traditional Jewish society? How did ideas about love, romance, and marriage change with time?

We will address these and other important questions about Jewish life by looking closely at a series of stories written in Yiddish in the 19th and 20th centuries in Russia, Poland, and America. We will explore the ways Yiddish writers portrayed romantic feelings, study their literary techniques and devices, and create our own interpretations of their works. We will read and discuss stories by the classic authors of Yiddish literature — Mendele Moykher Sforim, Sholem Aleichem, and Y.L. Peretz — as well as by their younger followers and opponents, including Dovid Bergelson, Sholem Asch, Y. Singer, Rokhl Korn, Kadya Molodowsky. We will also look at visual representations of love in art and cinema.

SLAVIC 151 - First Year Seminar
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001 (SEM)
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
002 (SEM)
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28609
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
003 (SEM)
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28610
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2Y1
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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