MES f325 • JERUSALEM IN ISRAELI LIT/CIN - W
10:00 AM-12:00 PM
10:00 AM-11:30 AM
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.
- 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%
- 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.