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Course Catalog 2008-2009 
Course Catalog 2008-2009 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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JWST 307 - Seminar: Jewish Memoirs & Memory: Writing the Self in Jewish Society

This course may also count for the major in (consult the program or department major requirements) :
Semester Offered: Second Semester
Credits (Range): 2-4 hours
Attribute: 2-4SS, CD, WR

Explores cultivation of memory in Jewish tradition and the emergence of a genre of writing about the self in a culture that emphasizes the collectivity. Readings about Jewish memory and writing and selected memoirs from early Jewish modernity to the present, looking at motivation for writing; intended and actual audience; the role of gender and class in memory and writing; the relationship between personal and collective identity and experience; and memoirs as sources of Jewish history.  Enrollment Limit 15.
Instructor: S. Magnus
Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisites and Notes: prior study of Jewish history (HIST 131 or 132 or equivalent) recommended.  Consent of instructor required.
Cross List Information
This course is cross-listed with HIST 307.

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