HEBREW 404 - Ethnicity in Israeli Literature and Culture
Section: 001
Term: FA 2019
Subject: Hebrew Studies (HEBREW)
Department: LSA Middle East Studies
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Advisory Prerequisites:
HEBREW 302 (HJCS 302).
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Israeli society is a highly diverse one, comprising of Jewish immigrants from different regions in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Nonetheless, this society has been organized around a central dichotomous rift between "Ashkenazi" and "Mizrahi" Jews. In this advanced Hebrew course, students explore the construction of ethnic identities throughout Israeli history. For this purpose, we use a wide variety of visual and written materials: films, tv shows, music video clips, newspaper articles, blogs, and, of course, short stories and poems. Student learn about the history of immigration to Israel, the conflicts between different groups within Israeli society, and the political and cultural expressions of the Ashkenazi/Mizrahi divide. We also consider the nexus of gender, class, and ethnicity through works depicting Mizrahi women and their experiences.

Course Requirements:

Weekly journal writing, class presentations, and a final paper in Hebrew

Intended Audience:

Students who have completed a 300-level Hebrew course or else have significant conversation, reading, and writing skills in the Hebrew language. Students are welcome to consult with the instructor to ascertain their suitability for the course.

Class Format:

Small seminar

HEBREW 404 - Ethnicity in Israeli Literature and Culture
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001 (SEM)
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31954
Open
6
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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