HJCS 472 - Introduction to Modern Hebrew Literature, II
Section: 001 A Tale of Two Cities: Jerusalem and Tel Aviv in Hebrew Literature and Culture
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Hebrew and Jewish Cultural Studies (HJCS)
Department: LSA Near Eastern Studies
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The course is taught in Hebrew..
Advisory Prerequisites:
HJCS 302.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Jerusalem and Tel Aviv are perceived as two polar opposites in the cultural geography of Israel. Jerusalem is a historical city in the Judean mountains, with a rich and sacred past, while Tel Aviv, the first Hebrew city seemed to emerge from the sand dunes of the Mediterranean Sea 100 years ago. Jerusalem, the official capital of Israel, endured wars and siege, while Tel Aviv has mostly remained outside the battlefield. Jerusalem is associated with religion, while Tel Aviv is a symbol of modern secularism. Through the years, both cities went through massive changes "geographical, cultural and social" and their images have developed in complex ways. In the course, we will examine prose, poetry, drama, art and film which portray the two cities from the first half of the 20th century until now, alongside historical and theoretical studies.

HJCS 472 - Introduction to Modern Hebrew Literature, II
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001 (REC)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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