JUDAIC 389 - Jewish Literature
Section: 001 Jewish American Short Stories
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Judaic Studies (JUDAIC)
Department: LSA Judaic Studies
Requirements & Distribution:
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With permission of instructor.
May not be repeated for credit.
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In this course, we read Jewish American short stories in order to consider a number of questions: What seems “Jewish” about these stories? What seems “American?” What distinguishes the form of the short story from that of the novel or other prose writing? What can we learn about the ways in which ethnic literature is produced and consumed in America? What difference does multilingualism make? What happens to our sense of American culture when we consider not only English, but also works written in immigrant languages such as Yiddish?

Course Requirements:

Requirements include two essays of varying length, weekly posts about the readings, a take-home final exam, daily attendance and engaged, active classroom participation.

JUDAIC 389 - Jewish Literature
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.

ISBN: 9780815603511
The pagan rabbi, and other stories, Author: Ozick, Cynthia., Publisher: Syracuse University Press 1997
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0099436981
The magic barrel, Author: Malamud, Bernard, Publisher: Vintage 2007
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780679748267
Goodbye, Columbus and five short stories, Author: Roth, Philip., Publisher: Vintage International 1993
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780374530259
Gimpel the fool and other stories, Publisher: Farrar, Strau and Giroux 2006
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 1466884096
Later the same day, Author: Paley, Grace., Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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