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ENG280 - Anti-Semitism, Assimilation, and the European Novel, 1850-1935

General

Subject code

ENG

Course Number

280

Department(s)

Instructor(s)

S. Freedman

Course Long Title

Anti-Semitism, Assimilation, and the European Novel, 1850-1935

Description

The Dreyfus Affair (1894-1906) is the seminal moment to understand anti-Semitism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This course studies the multiple differences in how Jews appear in European novels and examines Jewish assimilation among composers, authors, and painters such as Mendelssohn, Mahler, Schoenberg, Schnitzler, Pissarro, and Chagall. It investigates both positive Jewish images and anti-Semitism in such novels as Celine’s Journey to the End of the Night, Dickens’ Our Mutual Friend, Melville’s epic poem Clarel, and Roth’s Goodbye Columbus.

Writing Credit

No writing credit

Departmental Course Attributes - Major/Minor Requirements

(English: Post-1800), (English: R, E, DL)

Class Restriction

Exclude First Years