WMST W4301 Early Jewish Women Immigrant Writers: 1900-1939. 4 points.
BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT).
Enrollment limited to 15.
Prerequisites: students must attend first day of class and admission will be decided then.
Covers significant pre-Holocaust texts (including Yiddish fiction in translation) by U.S. Ashkenazi women and analyzes the tensions between upholding Jewish identity and the necessity and/or inevitability of integration and assimilation. It also examines women's quests to realize their full potential in Jewish and non-Jewish communities on both sides of the Atlantic.