Anne Frank's Diary and its Legacy (FYS)|
Since its publication, "The Diary of Anne Frank" has become one of the bestselling non-fiction books of all time. Moreover, it has inspired numerous adaptations in different forms: films, stage plays, TV series, graphic novels and more. In this course, we will closely read the original diary, and engage with various incarnations, asking: Why did the world iconize Anne Frank, and is it a lionization or an appropriation? What does this global phenomenon tell us about the legacy of the Holocaust and of that of Anne Frank, and, finally, what does Anne Frank's diary tell us about the world?
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CJST-MN)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Special Attributes: FYS|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Anne Frank, DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL: THE DEFINITIVE EDITION.
Ari Folman, David Polonsky, ANNE FRANK'S DIARY: THE GRAPHIC ADAPTATION.
Rachael McLennan, REPRESENTATIONS OF ANNE FRANK IN AMERICAN LITERATURE: IN DIFFERENT ROOMS.
Francine Prose, ANNE FRANK: THE BOOK, THE LIFE, THE AFTERLIFE.
Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Jeffrey Shandler, ANNE FRANK UNBOUND: MEDIA, IMAGINATION, MEMOR.
David Barnouw, THE PHENOMENON OF ANNE FRANK.
Dara Horn, PEOPLE LOVE DEAD JEWS: REPORTS FROM A HAUNTED PRESENT.
Eleanor Coerr and Elizabeth Coerr, SADAKO AND THE THOUSAND PAPER CRANES.
Sue Dicicco, Masahiro Sasaki, THE COMPLETE STORY OF SADAKO SASAKI.
Judy Blume, ARE YOU THERE GOD? IT'S ME, MARGARET.
David Lee Miller and Steven Jay Rubin, THE CAT WHO LIVED WITH ANNE FRANK.
John Green, THE FAULT IN OUR STARS.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Bi-Weekly (twice a week) comments: 40 %
Participation: 20 %
Final project: 20 %
Creative mid-term assignment: 20 %.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course assumes no prior knowledge of the Diary.
This course counts toward the minor in Jewish and Israel Studies
|Instructor(s): Shavit,Avner Times: ..T.R.. 10:20AM-11:40AM; Location: CAMS 3; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: X||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: 0||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: X||FR: 15|
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