Jewish Studies | Recent Hebrew Literature in English
L385 | 26924-29304 | S. Katz
JSTU-L 385 Recent Hebrew Literature in English (3 cr.) Stephen Katz
TR 2:30-3:45 p.m. #26924
(15 seats have been reserved for Jewish Studies students in #29304.
The course presents the forces affecting issues, topics and forms of
Hebrew literature composed in the last fifty years. Read about the
fascination with minorities; find out about the dilemmas of choice
made out of personal or group expectations; follow stories of rites
of personal and national passage. Read about the “Death of the
Little God” and how one can choose a career as bus driver or as God.
The course will bring before you the greatest and most talented
writers of the last decades. We will read works by S.Y. Agnon,
Shulamit Hareven, Ruth Almog, Yehuda Amichai, A.B. Yehoshua and Amos
Oz, to name but the chief writers. We will be reading short stories,
novels, and some poetry.
Grades will be determined on the basis of attendance, quizzes, a
midterm, a final exam, and an assigned composition. No prior
knowledge of Hebrew is required for this course. Students who are
proficient in literary Hebrew should sign up under JSTU-H485.
Fulfills: For students matriculating BEFORE summer 2009 Language &
History & Society course; For majors matriculating BEGINNING summer
2009 can be
used for Literature and the Arts or History & Society; Can be used
toward Minor in
Hebrew if not used for JS major or certificate; A&H, Culture
Studies - List A