JUDAIC 405 - The Holocaust in Israeli Culture
Section: 001
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Judaic Studies (JUDAIC)
Department: LSA Judaic Studies
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Advisory Prerequisites:
HEBREW 301, or third-year proficiency in Hebrew.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This is an advanced course in Hebrew, which stresses reading comprehension of texts, as well as writing and oral communication skills. The course examines how the Holocaust has been represented and reckoned with in stories, poems, artwork, plays and films. The course covers the period from the time of World War II and 1948, until recent years. 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. Students read Hebrew poems, stories, and plays, and watch artwork and films dealing with these issues. Reading of historical and theoretical background (in English) on testimony, trauma, commemoration, and representation accompany the discussion.

Course Requirements:

Students actively participate in class discussion (20%) write weekly responses to readings (20%, write a mid-term (20%) and final (20%) paper, and do an oral presentation on a chosen topic (10%).

Intended Audience:

Students with a good knowledge of Hebrew who are interested in Israeli culture and politics, this history of the Holocaust, and its ongoing influence

JUDAIC 405 - The Holocaust in Israeli Culture
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001 (SEM)
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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