May 28, 2020  
Course Catalog 2008-2009 
    
Course Catalog 2008-2009 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIST 307 - Seminar: Jewish Memoirs & Memory


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 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. Note: prior study of Jewish history (HIST 131 or 132 or equivalent) recommended. Consent of Instructor Required. Enrollment limit: 12.
Instructor: S. Magnus
Cross List Information
This course is cross-listed with JWST 307



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