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REL 270 - Biblical Job and His Modern Masks


FDR: HU
Credits: 4

This course combines study, performance, and creative writing. We study the biblical Book of Job in relation to other wisdom writings in the Hebrew Bible, and then some later Jewish and Christian interpretations. Students write about a theme in the Book of Job and perform a significant passage. Afterwards, we read several modern retellings of the book such as MacLeish's J.B., Wiesel's Trial of God, Sholem Aleichem's Tevye stories, and the Danish film Adam's Apples. The final student project is a personal and creative retelling of the book in a contemporary setting. Lastly, students perform, with another member of the class, a critical scene from their compositions. Marks.




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