Spring 2019

The Bible as Literature

Listed in: European Studies, as EUST-236

Formerly listed as: EUST-30

Moodle site: Course

Faculty

Ilan Stavans (Section 01)

Description

A close reading of significant portions of the Five Books of Moses, done from the perspective of literature: how are the human and divine characters built, what interior life do they display and what philosophical view do they convey?  Attention will be given to the nineteenth-century theories that approach the Bible as a composite book delivering a nationalistic story. Students will also reflect on the impact of the Bible in Western literature, from Dante’s Divine Comedy to R. Crumb’s cartoon retelling of Genesis. Taught in English.

Spring semester. Professor Stavans.

Keywords

Transnational or World Cultures Taught in English

Offerings

2019-20: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2010, Spring 2019