Edited by Susan A. Glenn & Naomi Sokoloff
December 2010, University of Washington Press
Help yourself to our tasty menu of Fall Quarter courses. Art history, literature, and languages take center stage. Handy links included!
Grad student Millicent Haase explores the fusion sound of Gad Elbaz and Alon De Loco.
Professor Naomi Sokoloff's Winter 2012 course explored the history of Israel through popular music.
Abigail Gluck ponders the theme music of two popular Israeli tv shows: “Ramzor” and “Srugim.”
Gabriella Horowitz explores the unique Israeli flavor and peaceful message of the band Shotey HaNevua.
Explore the city of Tel Aviv through literary works, with continued emphasis on grammar and composition.
I teach courses on film and popular music as avenues to understanding modern Jewish culture.
Popular song has played a central and very lively role in the shaping of modern Hebrew culture and Israeli identity. In this class we will examine a range of diverse lyrics, including selections from folksongs, pop, rock, musika mizrahit, children’s songs and more.
Readings of selected texts in modern Hebrew with continuing emphasis on grammar, syntax, composition, and conversation.
Modern Israeli Hebrew. Core vocabulary, grammar, conversational text, and oral and written communication. Excerpts from modern Hebrew prose and poetry.
Sokoloff MW 2:30-3:50 This course examines modern Hebrew poems side by side with texts from the traditional Jewish liturgy, analyzing how contemporary writers have drawn on classical sources to reflect on matters of faith and the language of religion. Hebrew — an ancient, sacred tongue — has been renewed and revitalized ...
This course examines fiction and film, as well as selected poetry, popular songs, and essays, to explore the experience of diverse groups within contemporary Israeli society.