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NEAR E 317 B: Jewish Life In Literature And Film

Meeting Time: 
MW 10:30am - 12:20pm
Location: 
LOW 102
SLN: 
22027
Joint Sections: 
C LIT 357 A, JEW ST 318 A, CHID 270 C
Instructor: 
Sasha Senderovich

Syllabus Description:

Jewish Experience in Literature and Film

Prof. Sasha Senderovich * www.sashasenderovich.com

Email: senderov@uw.edu

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What is culture and how does it shape experience? What can literature, cinema, and comics teach us about home, identity, and sexuality? In this course, explore the Jewish experience through the study of literature and film from around the world. We will cover issues pertaining to secularism and tradition; diasporas and homelands; modernity; questions of identity raised by the intellectual transitions brought about by political and social emancipation; sexualities; and enormous changes wrought by population shifts, world wars, rapid cultural transformations. 

 

Catalog Description: 
Major themes of Jewish life treated in modern narrative and cinema. Topics include religious tradition and modernity. Jewish immigration to America, responses to the Holocaust and Zionism. Offered: jointly with JEW ST 318.
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
January 10, 2018 - 9:25pm
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