Performing Jewish Studies: History, Methods, and Models|
RELI 396, CJST 313|
|Certificates: Jewish and Israel Studies|
Jewish studies is broad in terms of disciplinary approaches and diverse in the ways it conceives its subject matter. This course will focus on the historical roots of the field of Jewish studies, models that advance theories and methods of Jewish studies, and on how such studies are being differently forged and performed in different disciplines, including Jewish history, Jewish literary studies, anthropology, sociology, and religious studies.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HIST-MN)(HIST)(RELI)(SISP-Reli Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Readings are subject to modification. These titles provide a general idea of the kinds of materials to be read:
Boyrain, Daniel, CARNAL ISRAEL: READING SEX IN TALMUDIC CULTURE
Engel, David, HISTORIANS OF THE JEWS AND THE HOLOCAUST
Katz, Jacob, TRADITION AND CRISIS: JEWISH SOCIETY AT THE END OF THE MIDDLE AGES
Marcus, Ivan. RITUALS OF CHILDHOOD
Myers, David N.. RE-INVENTING THE JEWISH PAST: EUROPEAN JEWISH INTELLECTUALS AND THE ZIONIST RETURN TO HISTORY
Rosman, Moshe, HOW JEWISH IS JEWISH HISTORY
Scholem, Gershom, MAJOR TRENDS IN JEWISH MYSTICISM
Schorsch, Ismar, TEXT AND CONTEXT: THE TURN TO HISTORY IN MODERN JUDAISM
And a number of articles that will be posted on e-reserves.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Written responses to readings, a research project, and class participation.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course fulfills a "Method & Theory" requirement for Religion majors; this course is required for the Jewish & Israel Studies Certificate.
|Instructor(s): Greenblatt,Rachel Times: ..T.... 01:10PM-04:00PM; Location: FISK101; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: 2||JR major: 2|| || |
|Seats Available: 13||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 4||SO: 3||FR: 2|
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