Updated / final syllabus for the course is here: RUSS427--JEW ST 427 Russian Jewish Experience - Fall 2018 updated.pdf
Please read the syllabus in its entirety by the of the day on Sunday, Sept 30. It's required, and you will not regret it -- I promise.
Course reader for the class is now available for pick-up at Rams Copy, 4144 University Way NE. Their phone number is 206-632-6630 in case you'd like to call ahead to inquire whether they still have copies of the reader (if they run out, they can print more). The cost is $30 + tax. The vast majority of the reading for our course is in this course reader. Note: they messed up the cover a bit, printing only the subtitle of the course (Culture, Memory, Identity) so ask for RUSS 427 course readers, and make sure it's my name on the cover (Sasha Senderovich)
The course examines the experience of Russian Jews from the late 19th century to the present through fiction, films, memoirs, graphic novels set during the Bolshevik Revolution, Stalinism, the Holocaust, the Cold War, the post-Soviet era. Explores issues of identity, gender, class, place of Jews as individuals and as a minority within Russian & Soviet society, as well as Jewish-Russian emigration to USA, Israel and elsewhere at the turn of the 21st century.
All readings and discussions in English.
VLPA, I&S, DIV
Contact the professor with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org