SLAVIC 281 - Jews in the Modern World: Texts, Images, Ideas
Section: 001
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Slavic Languages and Literatures (SLAVIC)
Department: LSA Slavic Languages & Literatures
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU, RE
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
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In this course students will examine the multiple ways in which Jews in Europe, America, Israel and the Middle East have responded to the cultural, political, economic, and social forces of modernity. By focusing on a variety of textual and visual material from the late 18th century to the present (including literary texts, fine arts, film, architecture), students will have an opportunity to explore the processes by which Jewish culture has been shaped and re-shaped in the face of unprecedented new freedoms and persecutions. The development of Jewish life from the late 18th century to the present offers a microcosm for the study of race, ethnicity, and racism in the modern world and the course will illustrate how deeply embedded racial, ethnic, and religious discourses are in any discussion of Jews.

This course is team-taught by three professors:

  • Julian Levinson from English Language and Literature;
  • Shachar Pinsker from Near Eastern Studies; and
  • Mikhail Krutikov from Slavic Languages and Literatures.

Requirements include 3 short papers and a midterm exam.

This course is cross-listed between Judaic Studies, HJCS and Slavic, and is a meet-together with English. Students may register for a section under ANY department and they will still earn credit toward their own program. Do not register for the waitlist in one in area (e.g., HJCS) when there are still seats available under Judaic, Slavic or English.

SLAVIC 281 - Jews in the Modern World: Texts, Images, Ideas
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
44952
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (DIS)
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44954
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6
 
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W 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (DIS)
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44956
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1
 
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W 3:00PM - 4:00PM
004 (DIS)
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44958
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15
 
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M 8:00AM - 9:00AM
005 (DIS)
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44960
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8
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
006 (DIS)
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44962
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7
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
007 (DIS)
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44964
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7
 
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M 3:00PM - 4:00PM
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ISBN: 0892550147
Bread givers : a novel : a struggle between a father of the Old World and a daughter of the New, Author: by Anzia Yezierska ; with an introd. by Alice Kessler Harris., Publisher: Persea Books 11. print. 1975
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