HDS 3719

Modern Yiddish Literature

Ruth R. Wisse


Great works of fiction become universal and remain able to surprise, delight, inform, or otherwise overwhelm current readers. What gives them this power? How do writers become adjectives like Babelian, Bellovian, or Kafkaesque? This course moves through the twentieth century through the literature of a multilingual people, with works in Hebrew, Yiddish, German, Russian, Italian, and English. We see how variously Jewish writers interpret modern history and their own situation within it. Note: Course has additional hour to be arranged.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: No
Jointly offered as AES 29


0.50 credits
Spring 2014
Tue Thu 11am-12pm
FAS Sever Hall Room 103

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • Jewish Studies
  • Religion, Literature, and Culture
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Judaism
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry None
Language Course Designation(s) Content language course