ENGL 357 A: Jewish American Literature and Culture

Meeting Time: 
MW 2:30pm - 4:20pm
Location: 
ART 317
SLN: 
14542
Joint Sections: 
C LIT 396 A, JEW ST 357 A, RUSS 320 A
Instructor: 
Sasha Senderovich

Syllabus Description:

Jewish American Literature and Culture

Prof. Sasha Senderovich -- senderov@uw.edu

www.sashasenderovich.com

This course examines literary and cultural production about the Jewish experience in America. Considers ways in which American Jews assimilate and resist assimilation while Jewish writers, filmmakers, comedians, and graphic novelists imitate and transform American life and literature—with particular emphasis on questions of immigration, identity, gender, sexuality, race, inter-generational trauma, and cultural memory.

Offered as ENGL 357 and JEW ST 357 and RUSS 320 (all the same class)

Catalog Description: 
Examines the literary and cultural production of American Jews from the colonial period to the present time. Considers ways in which American Jews assimilate and resist assimilation while Jewish writers, filmmakers, playwrights, and graphic novelists imitate and alter American life and literature. Offered: jointly with JEW ST 357; AWSp.
GE Requirements: 
Diversity (DIV)
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
August 15, 2019 - 11:00pm