ENGL 59600: Black and Jewish American Literature and Film

Why a course on Black and Jewish American lit and film? The fact that we are living in an era of Black Lives Matter uprisings and rising anti-semitism makes a deeper understanding of these racial and ethnic identities — and the relations between them — an urgent matter. But centuries of oppression and struggle faced by Black and Jewish people in America have also helped to give shape to astounding works of literary and cinematic art.

At the same time, the “burden of representation” faced by Black and Jewish artists has complicated these forms of expression: how can one simply hold up a mirror to a shifting, complex, even contradictory reality? How to avoid the traps of representation, even in self-expression? And how are these different and at times conflicting identities and experiences also inextricably entangled with one another?

Please review the syllabus for full course information.

This is a Full Semester course. Participants may register for one Full Semester course or one course each in Fall I and Fall II.

Related Courses by Institution
ENGL 60500 Computers, Language (Winter/Spring 2021)
ENGL 54300 Shakespeare in Critical Context (Summer 2021)
ENGL 59600 Black and Jewish American Literature and Film (Fall 2021)
ENGL 59100 Composition Theory (Winter/Spring 2022)
ENGL 59700 Black Feminist Literature (Fall 2022)
ENGL 60500 Computers, Language (Winter/Spring 2023)

Purdue University Northwest

Instructor: Dr. Jesse Cohn

Graduate Credits: 3

Dates: 8/23/21 – 12/18/21

Location: Online

Format: Asynchronous

Prerequisite: Qualified to teach content area