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Courses - Spring 2024
Cinema and Media Studies
Open Seats as of
02/24/2024 at 10:30 PM
Special Topics in National/International Cinemas; American Jewish Comedy: From the Marx Brothers to "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with JWST319T. Credit only granted for CINE329I or JWST319T.

Since the turn of the 20th century, from the films of the Marx Brothers to current tv series, internet shows, and stand-up comics, comedy has served to express Jewish Americanness, and at the same time has defined much of American cultural life in a broad sense. This course will explore comedy as an expression of both American Jewish identity and American culture writ large, across several media: literature, television, film, the internet, graphic literature, stand-up, and theater.