JUDAIC 425 - Reading Modern Jewish Literatures
Fall 2022, Section 001 - Readings in Modern Jewish Literature: Exile and Homecoming
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Judaic Studies (JUDAIC)
Department: LSA Judaic Studies
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Lower level course in Jewish literature and culture.
May not be repeated for credit.
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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


JUDAIC 425 - Reading Modern Jewish Literatures
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001 (SEM)
 In Person
W 11:00AM - 2:00PM

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