Topics course. May be repeated with a different topic.
Normally offered both fall and spring semesters: This course will examine representations of the Jewish-Latin American experience through the study of 20th- and 21st-century texts and films. It will explore how recent authors and filmmakers present issues concerning this minority group's identity and belonging. Special attention will be given to images of Jews and Jewish history as expressions of current social and political concerns. Texts will be in Spanish and in Spanish translations from Portuguese. Movies, in both languages, will be shown with subtitles. Fulfills the writing requirement for the major. Prerequisites: SPN 220 or above.