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Kamran Scot Aghaie, Chair CAL 528 | 204 W 21st St F9400 | Austin, TX 78712-1029 • 512-471-3881

Summer 2007

HEB f374 • JERUSALEM IN ISRAELI LIT/CIN - W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
87145 -TBA
-TBA
10:00 AM-12:00 PM
10:00 AM-11:30 AM
HRH 3.102A
CBA 4.338
SHEMER, Y

Course Description

Jerusalem is prominently figured in the stories, poems, essays, and films of Israeli writers and filmmakers. The course will address the multilateral, ambivalent, and at times, schizophrenic depiction of the city, not only in the overall body of Israeli literature and cinema, but often, within a single work. This figurative dissonance embedded in most literary and filmic works depicting Jerusalem may often be attributed to the desire to project onto this city that which it is not; Jerusalem as an actual locale clashes with the city as an imagined site.

Grading Policy

- Midterm paper (6 pages) 20% - Final paper (8 pages) 30% - A book and a film review (two pages) 20% - Class presentation 15% -Attendance and participation 15%

Texts

- Poems of Jerusalem and Love Poems, Yehuda Amichai - My Michael, Amos Oz - Three Days and a Child, A.B. Yehoshua - The Book of Inner Grammar, David Grossman - Course packet including short stories, poems and essays.

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