UofL Offers “Jewish Culture in Latin America”

Dr. Ranen Omer-Sherman

Dr. Ranen Omer-Sherman

I am excited to announce a brand new Jewish Studies course which will be taught by Dr. Manuel Medina this spring at the University of Louisville.

Humanities 361-01: “Jewish Culture in Latin America” will be offered Mondays and Wednesdays, 2-3:15 p.m. in Humanities Building, Room 119. I hope that you will consider auditing this course, taught by one of UofL’s most popular professors.

A brief description: This course uses a cultural studies theoretical framework to study Jewish cultural production in Latin America since 1900. It provides an introduction to such topics as migration and exile, otherness, memory and the Holocaust as they are represented in literature, film, music and the visual arts.

The class will study works produced since 1900 such as May I See You Married by Rosa Nissan, The Book of Memories by Ana María Shúa, Prisoner without a Name, Cell without a Number by Jacobo Timerman and Cross and a Star: Memoirs of a Jewish Girl in Chile by Marjorie Agosín.

The class will also discuss films like Waiting for the Messiah directed by Daniel Burman and documentaries including Legacy by Vivian Imar. All of the included works have been published translated into English and all of the films have English subtitles.

For further information please email Prof. Medina at manuel.medina@louisville.edu.

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