SLAVIC 150 - First Year Seminar
Fall 2022, Section 002 - Yiddish Love Stories
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Slavic Languages and Literatures (SLAVIC)
Department: LSA Slavic Languages & Literatures
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Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
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Did young Jewish men and women fall in love in the old days? What was the place of love in traditional Jewish society? How did ideas about love, romance, and marriage change with time?

We will address these and other important questions about Jewish life by looking closely at stories written in Yiddish in the 19th and 20th centuries in Russia, Poland, and America. We will explore the ways Yiddish writers portrayed romantic feelings, study their literary techniques and devices, and create our own interpretations of their works. We will read and discuss stories by the classic authors of Yiddish literature — Sholem Aleichem, and Y.L. Peretz — as well as by their younger followers and opponents, including Dovid Bergelson, Sholem Asch, I.B. Singer, Rokhl Korn, Kadya Molodowsky. We will also look at visual representations of love in art and film.


SLAVIC 150 - First Year Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
6Enrollment Management
WF 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (SEM)
 In Person
3Enrollment Management
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM

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