SLAVIC 290 - Studies in Eastern European Cultures
Section: 001
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Slavic Languages and Literatures (SLAVIC)
Department: LSA Slavic Languages & Literatures
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
Minicourse
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

What is a literary canon? How did Yiddish literature emerge in the 19th century, and what were the reasons for its rise and decline in the 20th century? Who were Yiddish writers and their readers, and what can Yiddish literature tell us in the 21st century?

We will read and discuss novels, short stories, poems and plays written in Russia, Poland, the United States and Israel, watch their film adaptations, and learn about the Jewish experience in different parts of the world.

Starting with the three "founding fathers" of modern Yiddish literature, Mendele Moykher-Sforim, Sholem Aleichem, and Y. L. Peretz, we will explore the psychological prose of David Bergelson, mysterious tales of Der Nister, revolutionary American proletarian poetry, provocative stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer, and more.

All readings are in English. No knowledge of Yiddish and Jewish culture is required.

SLAVIC 290 - Studies in Eastern European Cultures
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
32002
Closed
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
004 (LEC)
P
28449
Closed
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3
Th 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: This mini-course takes place every Thursday, September 6 through October 18.
005 (LEC)
P
28450
Open
33
 
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TuTh 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: This mini-course takes place every Tuesday and Thursday, October 25 through December 11. It is a 2-credit mini-course.
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