Course Number 0680-5905-01
Course Name Double Vision: Readings in Palestinian and Hebrew/Jewish Fictions
Academic Unit The Lester and Sally Entin Faculty of Humanities -
Lecturer Prof. Uri CohenContact
Lecturer Dr. Manar MakhoulContact
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Office Hours By appointmentBuilding: Gilman Humanities , Room: 482 b
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Office HoursWednesday 13:00 - 12:00
Building: Webb Languages , Room: 419
Mode of Instruction Seminar
Credit Hours 2
Semester 2020/2
Day Thu
Hours 12:00-14:00
Building Gilman Humanities
Room 262
Fully online course
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This seminar grows out of the experience of reading the fundamental texts of the conflict from a double perspective of both teachers and students. Such a reading moves between Hebrew and Arabic, while holding the discussion in English serves as neutral ground for a discussion that is never easy.
We will focus on the reading and interpretative experience of key Palestinian and Hebrew/Jewish texts from the beginning of the 20th century. Through these texts we will explore the way Palestinians and Jews perceived and depicted their contemporary social and political realities. The seminar will give special attention to the practice and habit of interpretation of these texts. In other words, we wish to understand the ways Palestinian and Jewish-Israeli readers, literary critics and researchers, do not understand each other, how and why? Ultimately, we would like to seek a new interpretation through this double vision of story and history in Palestine/Israel.

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