LTEN 149 - THEMES IN ENGLISH AND AMERICAN LITERATURE
Antisemitism in English Lit
Instructor: Lisa Lampert-Weissig
In this course we will consider representations of Jews and Judaism and the role of anti-Semitism and philo-Semitism in English literature of both the pre-modern and modern periods. We will consider both historical context and the question of whether anti-Semitism is implicated in aesthetics. Readings include Chaucer’s Prioress’s Tale, Marlowe’s Jew of Malta, Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice, Edgeworth’s Harrington, du Maurier’s Trilby and poetry by T.S. Eliot. This course fulfills the "a" requirement.