JUDAIC 417 - Topics in Judaic Studies
Section: 002 The Holocaust in Israeli Literature, Culture and Film
Term: FA 2014
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 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.

JUDAIC 417 - Topics in Judaic Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
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23921
Open
1
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (SEM)
P
24221
Open
8
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
003 (SEM)
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25538
Open
20
 
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W 5:30PM - 8:30PM
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