Jewish Latin American Writing

Jewish Latin American Writing

Three-week course, second session

This course is devoted to Jewish Latin American writing in the 20th-century. It will cover a variety of texts from different countries and in different genres. Basic information about Judaism will be provided; we will use as well some theoretical readings on a number of Jewish topics, including kabbalah and religion, alterity, diaspora and errancy, and anti-semitism. Some of the writers to be discussed in class are: Alberto Gerchunoff, Isaac Goldemberg, Margo Glantz, Juan Gelman, José Kozer, and Jacobo Sefamí.

Required Texts: Alberto Gerchunoff, "Los gauchos judios" (Madrid: Sefarad Editores, 2005) ISBN: 84-87765-06-8; Margo Glantz, "Obras reunidas" Vol. II (Mexico: Fondo de Cultura Economica, 2008) ISBN: 978-607-16-0026-4; Jacobo Sefami, "Los dolientes" (Mexico: Plaza y Janes, 2004); other materials will be provided in electronic form on Segue.
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SPAN 6719

All Sections in Summer 2010, LS 6 Week Session

Summer 2010, LS 6 Week Session

SPAN6719A-L10 Lecture (Sefami)