CLL 120 - (LT) Jewish Humor: From Bible to BoratSemester Hours: 3
This course presents a transnational and transhistoric survey of significant works of Jewish humor from literature, oral narrative, performance and cinema. Texts selected from Eastern Europe, England, the United States, and Israel demonstrate both the survival and transformations of Jewish comic traditions. Through lectures, discussion, exercises and papers, students gain a broad understanding of the history, psychology, and philosophy of humor as it relates to Jewish arts and letters from around the globe and across the centuries.
WSC 001 or permission of instructor. May not be taken on a Pass/D+/D/Fail basis.
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