JWST259 - INTRO MODERN HEBREW LIT: The First Israelis: Amichai, Oz, et al.

This course is designed as a first course in Hebrew and Israeli literatures in their original forms: no re-written or reworked texts will be presented. It aims to introduce major literary works, genres and figures. Texts and discussions will be in Hebrew. Depending on the semester's focus, fiction, poetry or other forms of expression will be discussed. Personal, social, and political issues that find expression in the culture will also be examined. This course is meant to provide methods for literary interpretation through close reading of these texts, and thus falls under the umbrella of the College's "Literatures of the World" course. Past topics include: "Poem, Song, Nation;" "Israeli Drama," "The Israeli Short Story;" "Postmodernist Israeli Writing;" and "Literature and Identity in Israel." Check the Jewish Studies Program website for current semester offerings.
Section 401 - SEM

TR 1030AM-1200PM



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