SLAVIC 290 - Studies in Eastern European Cultures
Section: 002 Jewish Prague
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Slavic Languages and Literatures (SLAVIC)
Department: LSA Slavic Languages & Literatures
Credits:
1
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
Minicourse
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Class Misc Info:
Meets 09/05/17 - 10/20/17. (Drop/Add deadline=09/18/17.).
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

The mini-course focuses on the secular culture of Bohemian (Czech) Jews in modern times. We will begin with issues of nineteenth-century emancipation and anti-Semitism to proceed to the milestones of Prague Jewish culture in the twentieth century, including the world-renowned Prague Jewish author Franz Kafka. Special emphasis will be placed on historical events that impacted Czech (and Prague) Jewish community in the twentieth century—the Holocaust and Communism. We will read the Holocaust author Jiri Weil and watch films about the Nazi-established ghetto Theresienstadt.

Texts will be read in English translation, lectures will be combined with discussion.

SLAVIC 290 - Studies in Eastern European Cultures
Schedule Listing
002 (LEC)
P
31235
Open
7
 
-
Tu 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: This mini-course takes place every Tuesday, September 5-October 24.
003 (LEC)
P
31236
Closed
0
 
1
Tu 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: This mini-course takes place every Tuesday, October 31-December 12.
004 (LEC)
P
31241
Open
10
 
-
Th 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: This mini-course takes place every Thursday, September 7 through October 19.
005 (LEC)
P
31242
Open
8
 
-
TuTh 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: This mini-course takes place every Tuesday and Thursday, October 24 through December 12. It is a 2-credit mini-course.
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ISBN: 9780099428640
The trial, Author: Kafka, Franz, 1883-1924., Publisher: Vintage 1999
Required
ISBN: 9780006543299
Life with a star, Author: Weil, Jir?i?., Publisher: Fontana 1990
Required
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