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20th C Jewish American Fiction

Exploration primarily of fiction by 20th century Jewish Americanwriters in the context of American and Jewish American cultureand history. Among the writers who may be considered areAbraham Cahan, Anzia Yezierska, Mary Antin, Henry Roth, MichaelGold, Tess Slesinger, Irwin Shaw, Delmore Schwartz, I.B. Singer,Tillie Olsen, Bernard Malamud, Saul Bellow, Philip Roth, GracePaley, Cynthia Ozick, E.M. Broner, E.L. Doctorow, ArtSpiegelman, and Allegra Goodman. The course will also considerpertinent films and videos. Among the issues/themes to beexplored are assimilation vs. resistance to assimilation; theJew as alienated/marginal/victim/sufferer/survivor;anti-Semitism; the Jew as radical/liberal/conservative; theimpact of, and responses to, the Holocaust; the Jew aswriter/artist/intellect ual/cultural critic/entertainer; JewishAmerican writing and culture as entering the mainstream;religious/spiritual/secular orientation; the American Jew andIsrael; issues of ethnicity, gender, and social class; images ofJews in America; the search for identity as Jews and asAmericans. (DCP)

Section: ENG-344-01
Credits: 4
Faculty: Richard M Lebeaux
Days: TR
Times: 4:00PM‑5:45PM (TR)
Start/End Date: 08/24/20 - 12/05/20
Instruction Method: Online Course
Comments: Exploration primarily of fiction by 20th century Jewish Americanwriters in the context of American and Jewish American cultureand history. Among the writers who may be considered areAbraham Cahan, Anzia Yezierska, Mary Antin, Henry Roth, MichaelGold, Tess Slesinger, Irwin Shaw, Delmore Schwartz, I.B. Singer,Tillie Olsen, Bernard Malamud, Saul Bellow, Philip Roth, GracePaley, Cynthia Ozick, E.M. Broner, E.L. Doctorow, ArtSpiegelman, and Allegra Goodman. The course will also considerpertinent films and videos. Among the issues/themes to beexplored are assimilation vs. resistance to assimilation; theJew as alienated/marginal/victim/sufferer/survivor;anti-Semitism; the Jew as radical/liberal/conservative; theimpact of, and responses to, the Holocaust; the Jew aswriter/artist/intellect ual/cultural critic/entertainer; JewishAmerican writing and culture as entering the mainstream;religious/spiritual/secular orientation; the American Jew andIsrael; issues of ethnicity, gender, and social class; images ofJews in America; the search for identity as Jews and asAmericans. (DCP)

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