History | Jewish Memories, Memoirs, and History
J300 | 16911 | Veidlinger

A portion of the above class reserved for majors
Above class COLL intensive writing section
Above class open to undergraduates only
Above class meets with another HIST-J300

This intensive writing course will explore the relationship between
memory and history within the modern Jewish experience through close
readings of Jewish memoirs and oral histories.  Students will
examine the ways that individuals have constructed their own
personal histories and how these personal stories relate to the
overarching narrative of the Jewish historical experience.  Students
will learn how to analyze personal reflections and how to relate
individual experiences to communal memories and historical study.
Readings will include selections from the works of Mary Antin, Marc
Chagall, Golda Meir, Sholem Aleichem, Elie Wiesel, Amos Oz, Lucette
Lagnado, and other less famous memoirists.  Students will also
develop their own critical writing and reading skills.  Course
requirements will include regular short response papers as well as a
longer research paper.