JUDAIC 417 - Topics in Judaic Studies
Section: 001 Exile and Homecoming in Modern Hebrew and Jewish Literature
Term: FA 2008
Subject: Judaic Studies (JUDAIC)
Department: LSA Judaic Studies
May be elected three times for credit.
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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.

JUDAIC 417 - Topics in Judaic Studies
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001 (REC)
M 12:00PM - 3:00PM
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