The Literatures of Blacks and Jews in the Twentieth Century

This seminar compares representative writings by African, Caribbean, and African American authors of the past one hundred years, together with European, American, and South African Jewish authors writing in Yiddish, Hebrew, French, and English. This comparison examines the paradoxically central role played by minority, “marginal” groups in the creation of modern literature and the articulation of the modern experience.

Also AFAM 660, AFST 678, CPLT 678, JDST 678.

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Graduate Course #: 
938
Th 1.30pm-3.20pm
20th-/21st-Century Lit
Spring
2017