Jerusalem in Jewish Literature

Subject 183-454 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
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This subject is not offered in 2008.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A 2-hour seminar per week
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Prerequisites: Admission to the postgraduate diploma or fourth year combined honours in Jewish studies.
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Dr Dvir Abramovich
Subject Overview:

This subject involves the advanced study of Jewish literary texts - classical, medieval and modern - with special concern for the theme and literary representations in poetry and in prose, of the Heavenly and the Earthly Jerusalem. Attention is also given to major topics in the critical tradition of reading Jewish texts. Students will encounter contemporary authors and poets such as A Oz, A B Yehoshua and Y Amichai. On completion of the subject students should have acquired a deeper and more extensive understanding of the character of Jewish literature throughout its history; and have developed critical skills in its analysis and interpretation.

Assessment: A written essay of 5000 words 65% (due mid-semester) and a 20-minute oral presentation 35% (due mid-late semester).
Prescribed Texts: A subject reader will be available from the Bookroom at the beginning of semester
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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • have improved their written communication through essay and class paper presentation;

  • be able to communicate ideas through class discussion and paper presentation;

  • develop research skills and open up to various cultural avenues;

  • be able to improve their time management skills through organising workloads and preparation in order to submit assessments in a timely fashion;

  • develop their research skills.


Formerly available as 109-020 and 109-454. Students who have completed 109-020 or 109-454 are not eligible to enrol in this subject.

Related Course(s): Postgraduate Certificate in Arts (Jewish Studies)
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Jewish Studies)

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