HJCS 472 - Introduction to Modern Hebrew Literature, II
Section: 001 The Holocaust in Israeli Literature, Theater and Film
Term: FA 2014
Subject: Hebrew and Jewish Cultural Studies (HJCS)
Department: LSA Middle East Studies
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Advisory Prerequisites:
HJCS 302.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This is an advanced course in Hebrew literature and culture, which stresses reading comprehension of texts, as well as writing, discussion, and conversation skills.

Thematically the course examines the ways in which Israeli literature and culture has dealt with the Holocaust in stories, poems, plays and films. The central topics are: the difficulties that characterize the representation of the Holocaust; the tension between private memory and collective memory, as well as between documentation and literary innovations, between the experience of survivors and "Second Generation"; the relationship between literary, theatrical and cinematic representation; the issue of gender in Holocaust literature. We will read poems, stories and plays and watch films dealing with these issues. Reading of theoretical background on testimony, trauma, commemoration and representation will accompany the discussion.

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