Interested in Israel? Take a course on Israeli Culture through Literature in Fall 2013!


Contributed by Rebecca Lesses

Mirit Hadar is teaching JWST 27500: ST Israeli Culture through Literature, in fall 2013 on Mondays and Wednesdays at 4:00 pm.

This course explores Israeli culture and history by introducing students to a range of modern Hebrew literature (in translation) from its early beginnings in the 1880’s up until today’s postmodern Israel. The course will emphasize short stories and classic Israeli novels. Among the authors whose fiction will be presented in this course are: Yona Wallach, Shulamit Lapid, Etgar Keret, David Grossman and more. Fiction will be interwoven with other literary and artistic genres: films, plays, and poetry. Students will also be exposed to scholarly discussions of the influence of Hebrew literature and art on Israeli culture.  All the materials in this course will be in English.

For more information, contact Mirit Hadar at