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Identity and Jewish Literature: Sexuality, Race, and Gender
CJST 222
Spring 2021
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: RELI 222, FGSS 222

What, if anything, is Jewish literature? What, if anything, does it tell us about the history of the people called Jews? This course explores those questions through a variety of sources from Jewish writers, including Sholem Aleichem, Cynthia Ozick, Franz Kafka, I.B. Singer, and others (flexible based on student interest). Through these readings, we will explore how Jewish literature relates to broader questions of sexuality, race, gender, colonialism, etc., as well as specific questions of Jewish history, like the Holocaust and the state of Israel. All works will be read in translation and no previous knowledge of Jewish studies or Judaism is required.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS CJST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CJST-MN)(RELI-MN)(RELI)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

Last Updated on APR-21-2024
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