Sacred to Profane in the Whirlwind of History (LIT2506.01)

Marguerite Feitlowitz

We will read an international selection of 20th and 21st century Jewish writers who wrestle with religion, myth, history, and language. The agon extends to writing itself—narrative forms, notions of reality, memory, horror, and, in the face of it all, outrageous humor and invention. Expect to read Kafka, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Cynthia Ozick, David Grossman, Yoel Hoffman, David Bezmosgis, Nathan Englander, Rivka Galchen.

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 4
M 10:30am - 12:20pm; Th 10:30am - 12:20pm (new time; updated 8/2)
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency:
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