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Courses - Spring 2017
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Special Topics in Jewish Studies; Jewish Humor from the Shtetl to Seinfeld
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
This course examines a broad range of Jewish humor in literature, press, comics, television, on stage and in film. The course will discuss questions like: What is Jewish humor? Does it stem essentially from the experience of an ex-territorial disadvantage minority? What becomes of it in the State of Israel?