MIDEAST 490 - Topics in Middle East Studies
Fall 2022, Section 002 - Readings in Modern Jewish Literature: Exile and Homecoming
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Middle East Studies (MIDEAST)
Department: LSA Middle East Studies
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Exile and homecoming have been central concepts in traditional Jewish culture. Representations of the experience of migration, displacement, and homecoming (of individuals and the collective) in modern Jewish literature deal extensively with these issues. In this seminar, we will read and analyze 19th-21st century literary texts by writers such as Sholem Aleichem, S.Y. Agnon, Franz Kafka, Devora Baron, Jacqueline Kahanoff, and Philip Roth, about immigrants, emigrants, travelers, and exiles. We will also examine central modernist and contemporary thinkers on exile, diaspora, homecoming, displacement, and travel. All readings are in English, but students with good proficiency in other languages may read relevant texts in the original.

Class Format:

One 3-hour meeting weekly


MIDEAST 490 - Topics in Middle East Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
W 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: Meets-with JUDAIC 417.005/JUDAIC 617.002
002 (SEM)
 In Person
W 11:00AM - 2:00PM
Note: Meets-with JUDAIC 425.001/JUDAIC 625.001/COMPLIT 750.003

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