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ENGL 938 01 (22058) /CPLT678/JDST325/AFAM343/AFST326/ENGL231/LITR343/AFAM660/JDST678/AFST678
The Literatures of Blacks and Jews in the Twentieth Century
Andrew Caplan
Th 1.30-3.20 WALL81 401
Spring 2017 
 
This seminar compares representative writings by African, Caribbean, and African American authors of the past one hundred years, together with European, American, and South African Jewish authors writing in Yiddish, Hebrew, French, and English. This comparison examines the paradoxically central role played by minority, "marginal" groups in the creation of modern literature and the articulation of the modern experience.