Special Topics in Jewish Studies; Merchants, Rab and Schmaltz: The Politics of Jews and Film
Cross-listed with CINE298T. Credit only granted for JWST219T, CINE298T, and FILM298T. What are the different ways Jews and Jewishness have been represented in Cinema over time? How have Jewish filmakers used the cinematic medium to contruct or deconstruct Jewish identity? Students will investigate different types of representations of Jews, asking how they operate in the context of the broader film traditions, and more.