JUDAIC 218 - Humanities Topics in Judaism
Section: 003 Urban Cafes and Modern Jewish Culture
Term: FA 2014
Subject: Judaic Studies (JUDAIC)
Department: LSA Judaic Studies
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Repeatability:
May be elected eight times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

In this course we will explore the role of urban cafés in the formation of modern Jewish culture during the late 19th and 20th century in Eastern and Central Europe, North-America and Israel. Since the dawn of modernity, cafés played a key role as spaces of political, financial, scientific and literary exchange. The public space of cafes especially appealed to Jews, so much so that in many places Jews became identified with café culture. As Jews migrated to new cities, urban cafés functioned as a “silk road” of modern Jewish creativity. We will examine historical, literary, journalistic and autobiographical texts, as well as photographs, artworks, architecture and design.

Course Requirements:

Oral presentation, mid-term and final project.

Intended Audience:

No data submitted

JUDAIC 218 - Humanities Topics in Judaism
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
22857
Open
11
 
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TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
003 (SEM)
P
29981
Open
1
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
010 (LEC)
 
25328
Open
27
 
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MWF 3:00PM - 4:00PM
011 (DIS)
P
25329
Open
5
 
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Tu 9:00AM - 10:00AM
013 (DIS)
P
25331
Open
11
 
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W 9:00AM - 10:00AM
014 (DIS)
P
25332
Open
3
 
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F 2:00PM - 3:00PM
016 (DIS)
P
25334
Open
5
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
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