JUDAIC 417 - Topics in Judaic Studies
Section: 002 The Representation of the Holocaust in Israeli Literature, Theater and Film
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Judaic Studies (JUDAIC)
Department: LSA Judaic Studies
Waitlist Capacity:
May be elected three times for credit.
Rackham Information:
Rackham credit requires additional work.
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The course examine the ways in which Israeli culture has dealt with the Holocaust in stories, poems, plays and films, as well as in visual culture (paintings, sculptures, sites of commemoration). The central topics are: the "difficulties" that characterize the representation of the Holocaust; the tension between private memory and collective memory, as well as between documentation and literary innovations, between the experience of survivors and *Second Generation*; the relationship between literary, theatrical and cinematic representation. We will read poems, stories and plays by writers like Pagis, Meged, Appelfeld, Guri, Kanyuk, Grossman, Liebrecht, and Keret, and watch a number of films dealing with the topic. Reading of theoretical background on trauma, commemoration and representation will accompany the discussion of these topics.

Ability to read and understand Hebrew is required.

JUDAIC 417 - Topics in Judaic Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
W 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Note: This is a videoconferencing course, connecting with European University in St. Petersburg. Meets with Slavic 470.001
002 (REC)
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Meets with HJCS 472
004 (SEM)
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Meets with History 481.001 (undergrads) Judaic 517.002 and History 591.001 (grads)
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