Jewish Experience in Literature and Film
Prof. Sasha Senderovich * www.sashasenderovich.com
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.
### Please read full the course syllabus carefully: Jewish Experience in Lit and Film - Winter 2018 syllabus.pdf
Please be sure to regularly check ANNOUNCEMENTS, ASSIGNMENTS (where details of what you should read or what will be posted for each class, by date), and DISCUSSIONS (where questions to think about will be posted either after class or, more frequently, a day or two before class).
Questions to think about as you prepare for class will be posted in Assignments and Discussions about 24 hours prior to class. Occasionally, these questions will be posted earlier but updated about 24 hours before class (I'll include the fact of the update and the time it was updated in the title of the post). You should be following these questions to prepare for class: these are meant to help you organize your thoughts about course material, and some quiz questions are likely to stem from these notes.
Prof. Senderovich holds regular office hours right after class, Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:30--1:30 pm. Please schedule an appointment through this easy online scheduling tool at least an hour before you'd like to come by selecting one of available time slots: