JUDAIC 417 - Topics in Judaic Studies
Section: 001 Literature of the Holocaust
Term: FA 2011
Subject: Judaic Studies (JUDAIC)
Department: LSA Judaic Studies
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
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:

This course considers fiction and poetry written in several languages — German, Yiddish, Hebrew, French, Polish, Italian, as well as English — during and after the Holocaust. (All works will be read in English translation; there are no language requirements for the course.) We will seek, first, to understand what is meant when we refer to the genocide of European Jewry as the “Holocaust.” Among the questions to be considered are:

  • How do writers and readers respond to trauma and survival?
  • What are the connections between imaginative literature and historical events?
  • How does this literature shape our contemporary understanding of exile, diaspora, home?
  • What is the relationship between public and private memory?
  • What difference does translation make in our understanding of these texts?

    Course Requirements:

    Requirements include active participation in class, periodic short (1-2 page) responses to the assigned writings, two papers of varying length, and a final.

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JUDAIC 417 - Topics in Judaic Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
P
25570
Closed
0
 
-
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (SEM)
P
29139
Open
18
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
003 (REC)
P
31202
Open
7
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.


Note:
PLEASE BUY PAPERBACK EDITIONS OF EACH OF THESE BOOKS
ISBN: 9780553272536
Night, Author: Wiesel, Elie, 1928-, Publisher: Bantam Books 1982
Required
ISBN: 9780140186246
This way for the gas, ladies and gentlemen, Author: Borowski, Tadeusz, 1922-1951., Publisher: Penguin Books 1976
Required
ISBN: 9781585670161
THE LAST OF THE JUST, Author: Andre Schwarz-Bart, Publisher: Overlook
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780300062083
Auschwitz and after, Author: Delbo, Charlotte., Publisher: Yale University Press 1995
Required
ISBN: 0226772357
PORTAGE TO SAN CRISTOBEL OF A.H., Author: GEORGE STEINER
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780141183909
If not now, when?, Author: Levi, Primo., Publisher: Penguin 2000
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780394579764
The shawl, Author: Ozick, Cynthia., Publisher: Knopf 1989
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780375707971
The reader, Author: Schlink, Bernhard., Publisher: Vintage Books 1998
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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