Jewish Italy and its Literatures: The Most Ancient Minority


Jews in Italy are often referred to as 'the most ancient minority' or 'the most ancient of minorities' because of their continuous presence in Italy, from pre-Christian times to today. This course examines the wealth of literature, art, and culture that they have produced and inspired. We will discuss a range of works, from antiquity to modern day Italy, to analyze Jewish Italy and its representations. We will scrutinize representations of the ghetto, Jewish learning, antisemitism, family life, memory, and the Holocaust.

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Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • R
  • ALP
  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • ITALIAN 383S
Typically Offered
Spring Only