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Course Catalog 2018-2019 
Course Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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JWST 377 - Jewish Modernism and the Body

Semester Offered: First Semester
Full Course
Credits: 4 credits
Attribute: 4HU, CD, WADV

This course explores foundational works of Jewish modernism–written mainly in Yiddish, Hebrew, and English–through the critical lens of ‘the body’ within the larger web of 19th-20th century aesthetic movements known as global modernism. We will examine these texts within larger frameworks of Jewish history and culture, drawing from approaches to Jewish and global modernism through disability studies, trauma studies, and critical theories of race, gender, and sexuality. We will also trace issues of Jewishness and the body into the present, focusing on issues of power and identity in the US and Israel-Palestine.

Enrollment Limit: 25
Instructor: S. Talve-Goodman

Cross List Information: Cross-listed with CMPL 377

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