JUDAIC 417 - Topics in Judaic Studies
Section: 003 A Tale of Two Cities: Jerusalem and Tel Aviv in Hebrew Literature and Culture
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Judaic Studies (JUDAIC)
Department: LSA Judaic Studies
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Class Misc Info:
The course is taught in Hebrew..
Repeatability:
May be elected three times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Rackham Information:
Rackham credit requires additional work.
Primary Instructor:

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.

JUDAIC 417 - Topics in Judaic Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
P
45142
Open
22
 
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Tu 2:00PM - 5:00PM
002 (SEM)
P
46201
Open
13
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
003 (REC)
P
47317
Open
9
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
004 (SEM)
P
48465
Open
6
 
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Th 4:00PM - 7:00PM
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