JUDAIC 317 - Topics in Judaic Studies
Section: 003 Vision and Images in Judaism
Term: WN 2008
Subject: Judaic Studies (JUDAIC)
Department: LSA Judaic Studies
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

Judaism has been characterized as a "religion of the book" or as an "auditory" culture, often in opposition to Christianity, which has been depicted as a "religion of the image" or as an "ocular" culture. This course treats the question of Jewish attitudes towards and conceptions of vision and images. We will examine the supposedly Jewish ambivalence towards images or towards seeing as a basis for cultural and religious experience. This will be done via the study of biblical, Rabbinic, philosophical, literary and visual sources. Issues we will treat will include: visions of the divine, idolatry and the second commandment; iconophobia, iconoclasm and blindness; the regulation of seeing and vision in rabbinic culture; images and ethics in modern Jewish thought; Jews as image-makers and image-breakers; Jewish art.

JUDAIC 317 - Topics in Judaic Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
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16967
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
002 (REC)
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26399
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9
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Cross-listed with Slavic 270
003 (REC)
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28410
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7
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Meets-with HJCS 291.002 and History 302.003.
005 (REC)
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28496
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20
 
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M 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Meets with HJCS 291.001
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