JUDAIC 218 - Humanities Topics in Judaism
Section: 001 Jews and Other Others
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Judaic Studies (JUDAIC)
Department: LSA Judaic Studies
Course Note:
Intended for lower-level undergraduate students, designated by the section title and taught by a Judaic Studies regular or visiting faculty member, may include fields such as philosophy, film and video, literature, history, political science, etc., as they pertain to Judaic Studies.
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Repeatability:
May be elected eight times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

In this course, we'll look at the Jewish-American experience from roughly 1880 to the present day from a comparative perspective: that is, in terms of the ways in which that experience looks when placed in relation to that of African-Americans (and the fraught idiom of race), Asian-Americans (and the "model minority" myths applied to both groups) and other Euro-Americans. Our readings will be drawn from history (e.g., Matthew Frye Jacobsen's Whiteness of a Different Color), from anthropology (Sherry Ortner's New Jersey Dreaming: Capital, Culture, and the Class of '58), musicology (Jeffrey Melnick's The Right to Sing the Blues), and film criticism (Michael Rogin's Black Face, White Noise); but we'll spend most of our time reading novels, poems, and plays, and watching films that speak to the complexities both of the Jewish-American experience and of its place in the ethnoracial hurly-burly of twentieth-century America. Two short papers; One long one; quizzes every now and then to keep you on your toes!

JUDAIC 218 - Humanities Topics in Judaism
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
46667
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (LEC)
P
47331
Open
8
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: This class meets with History 257.001. Students who register under the Judaic number will receive credit in either department; the same goes for the History number. Don't waitlist in one section if there are seats available in the other section.
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