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C LIT 357 A: Literature And Film

Jewish Experience in Literature and Film

Meeting Time: 
MW 10:30am - 12:20pm
LOW 102
Joint Sections: 
JEW ST 318 A, CHID 270 C, NEAR E 317 B
Sasha Senderovich

Syllabus Description:

Jewish Experience in Literature and Film

Prof. Sasha Senderovich *


What is culture and how does it shape experience? What can literature, cinema, and comics teach us about home, identity, and sexuality? In this course, explore the Jewish experience through the study of literature and film from around the world. We will cover issues pertaining to secularism and tradition; diasporas and homelands; modernity; questions of identity raised by the intellectual transitions brought about by political and social emancipation; sexualities; and enormous changes wrought by population shifts, world wars, rapid cultural transformations.

 ### Please read full the course syllabus carefully: Jewish Experience in Lit and Film - Winter 2018 syllabus.pdf

Please be sure to regularly check ANNOUNCEMENTS, ASSIGNMENTS (where details of what you should read or what will be posted for each class, by date), and DISCUSSIONS (where questions to think about will be posted either after class or, more frequently, a day or two before class).

Questions to think about as you prepare for class will be posted in Assignments and Discussions about 24 hours prior to class. Occasionally, these questions will be posted earlier but updated about 24 hours before class (I'll include the fact of the update and the time it was updated in the title of the post). You should be following these questions to prepare for class: these are meant to help you organize your thoughts about course material, and some quiz questions are likely to stem from these notes.

Prof. Senderovich holds regular office hours right after class, Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:30--1:30 pm. Please schedule an appointment through this easy online scheduling tool at least an hour before you'd like to come by selecting one of available time slots:




Catalog Description: 
The film as an art form, with particular reference to the literary dimension of film and to the interaction of literature with the other artistic media employed in the form. Films are shown as an integral part of the course. Content varies.
Department Requirements Met: 
Elective for both Literature and Cinema
GE Requirements Met: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Last updated: 
January 10, 2018 - 9:24pm