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2015-2016 Catalog

JST 201 Jewish Writers on the American Experience

This course examines how important 19th and 20th century American Jewish writers dealt with themes of immigration, acculturation, alienation, the rise of material wealth, the disappearance of Yiddish language and culture from the mainstream, and the legacy of the Holocaust. Students will have the opportunity to do close readings of Delmore, Schwartz, Bellow, Roth, Malamud, Paley, Singer, Ozick, as well as work by contemporary authors.