Department of English

University of Toronto

ENG375H1S L0101

ENG375H1S  L0101   T9-11, R10
Land and Homeland in Jewish Literature  
Instructor: Prof. A. Most

Office Location: Jackman Humanities Building, Room 827

Brief Description of Course: What does Diaspora mean for a people living in a New Eden? In this course, we will explore the ways North American Jewish writers and directors have represented changing Jewish relationships to images of home, homeland, and the natural world over the course of two centuries.

Required Reading: Mary Antin, The Promised Land, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Oklahoma! Philip Roth, Goodbye Columbus, Mordecai Richler, The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, Exodus (1960 film), Cynthia Ozick, “Towards a New Yiddish”, Blazing Saddles (1974 film), Frisco Kid (1979), Philip Roth, The Counterlife, Michael Chabon, The Yiddish Policeman’s Union, Bela Farm manifesto.

First Three Authors/Texts: Mary Antin, The Promised Land, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Oklahoma! Philip Roth, Goodbye Columbus.

Method of Evaluation:  Two hour test (30%); one hour test (20%); final project/essay (30%); class participation (20%).

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