Courses in Judaic Studies (Division 407)

333. Yiddish Literature in Translation. (3). (HU).

This course is designed to provide an introduction to modern Yiddish fiction by considering the role of setting in these texts. We will read short stories and novels (written in Eastern Europe and America within the last century), and examine the significance of movements between the shtetl (small town) and city. Among the authors to be considered are: Mendele Moykher-Sforim, Sholem Aleichem, I.L. Peretz, Sholem Asch, David Bergelson, I.B. Singer, and others. Requirements for the course include active classroom participation, an exam, a short essay (3-5pp.) and a final paper (8-10pp.). Knowledge of Yiddish is NOT a prerequisite. (Norich)


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