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SAME AS HIST-GA 1280 & DRAP-GA 1521.

**FALL 2017 COURSE DESCRIPTION** “Those who dare to dream have been always considered traitors,” argues the hero of Amos Oz’s latest novel, Judah. The seminar interrogates the double context of this construct: the moral re-evaluation of ‘traitors’ that followed the discovery of the gnostic Gospel of Judah (2006); and the global political climate in which disagreeing parties hastily blame each other for treachery. Guided by recent studies on Judas [Gubar] and Josephus [Raphael], the interrogation starts with Scripture and Apocrypha, where tensions between the national/particular and the diasporic/ universal were often marked by this epithet, continues with Christian and Jewish visual art, and culminates in contemporary fiction and theory.

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4 Points

Term Section Instructor Schedule Location

Fall 2017

Yael Feldman
W: 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM KJCC 109

Spring 2018

David Engel
T: 11:00 AM - 1:45 PM KJCC 109