Jews & Rus Empire in Crisis
S. An-sky (1863-1920) was a Russian-Jewish writer, ethnographer, and social activist. A prolific author, he wrote in two languages in every imaginable genre: articles, novels, plays, and songs. His best known work, The Dybbuk, immortalizes the legendary figure of a dead soul that takes possession of a living body to right an injustice suffered during its lifetime. We will study An-sky’s collected “works”: his fiction, play, memoirs, photographs, artifacts, and folk music. Our goal is a greater understanding of the cultural borderland between the two worlds, Russian and Jewish, which An-sky inhabited and portrayed at a time of crisis. (This class counts toward a concentration in Judaism within the religion major or as an elective credit towards the religion major).
- Winter 2013
- Axinn Center 103(AXN 103)
- 10:30am-12:30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (Jan 7, 2013 to Feb 1, 2013)
- Michael Katz Ira Schiffer
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- CMP EUR WTR
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