HJCS 591 - Topics in Hebrew and Jewish Cultural Studies
Section: 002 Exile and Homecoming in Modern Hebrew and Jewish Literature
Term: FA 2008
Subject: Hebrew and Jewish Cultural Studies (HJCS)
Department: LSA Middle East Studies
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Exile and homecoming have been central concepts in traditional Jewish culture long before they became essential metaphors in the formation of modernism and postmodernism, as well as in modern Jewish nationalism and Zionism. Literary representations of the experience of migration, displacement and homecoming in modern Hebrew and Jewish literatures offer unique ways to examine these issues. In this seminar, we will read and discuss a variety of literary texts (stories, poems, novels) of and about immigrants, emigrants, travelers and exiles from the end of the 19th century in Europe, America and the Middle East to contemporary Israel.

Note: An optional Hebrew section of the course (for extra credit) will be available to students who have completed HJCS 301 or the equivalent. This will be arranged with the instructor at the first class meeting.

HJCS 591 - Topics in Hebrew and Jewish Cultural Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
Tu 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Note: Meets w/ JUDAIC 517.001 and ACABS 591.003.
002 (LEC)
M 12:00PM - 3:00PM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.
Syllabi are available to current LSA students. IMPORTANT: These syllabi are provided to give students a general idea about the courses, as offered by LSA departments and programs in prior academic terms. The syllabi do not necessarily reflect the assignments, sequence of course materials, and/or course expectations that the faculty and departments/programs have for these same courses in the current and/or future terms.

Click the button below to view historical syllabi for HJCS 591 (UM login required)

View Historical Syllabi
The CourseProfile (ART) system, supported by the U-M Provost’s 3rd Century Initiative through a grant to the Office of Academic Innovation, provides additional information about: course enrollments; academic terms and instructors; student academic profiles (school/college, majors), and previous, concurrent, and subsequent course enrollments.

CourseProfile (ART)