Israeli Literature as a Window to Israeli Society
This course takes you on a literary journey offering a fresh and fascinating examination of Israeli society since the rebirth of the State in 1948. Here you will encounter Israeli society through the pens of Israel’s leading writers discovering an Israeli society that is original, contemporary, honest, and proud. Great insights into the Israeli national psyche through reflections of the mythic Israel are matched by poetry and prose that is challenging and self-critical.
Table of Contents
Lesson 1 – If I Forget Thee… Longing for Zion
Lesson 2 – Hebrew or Jewish? Speaking in Tongues
Lesson 3 – Tel Aviv – The First Hebrew City
Lesson 4 – A Poet and His City: Amichai’s Jerusalem
Lesson 5 – The Trauma of the Shoah
Lesson 6 – Pro Patria Mori – War and Its Impact
Lesson 7 – Women’s Writing
Lesson 8 – The Clash Between Land and Identities
Lesson 9 – What Lies Beyond the Blue Mountain?
Lesson 10 – Love of the Land – Ami Chai