jewish fiction
This course explores Jewish-American fiction and drama from the late nineteenth century through today. We will read classics by Isaac Bashevis Singer, Saul Bellow, Bernard Malamud, and Philip Roth as well as some more modern works--including graphic novels, bestsellers by Jonathan Safran Foer, Michael Chabon, Nicole Krauss, and more. We'll be asking difficult questions of this literature: why was it written, does it qualify as ethnic literature, and what role does it play in American literary history?
Graduate enrollment open to a maximum of 4 students