The Origins of Modern Hebrew Poetry
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- Term 1
Successful completion of Intensive Modern Hebrew or achievement of a comparable standard.
Objectives and learning outcomes of the module
The objectives of the module will be to introduce the student to the poetry of the Hebrew Haskalah in Europe and its evolution in Palestine over the next century.
At the end of the module the student should be able to read modern Hebrew poetry and should have a sound grasp of the literary, social and historical context of the literature.
Two hours per week over eleven weeks.
Method of assessment
One two-hour written paper in May/June (80%); one 2500-word essay to be submitted on the first day of Term 3 (20%).
- Abrahamson, G.: The Writing of Yehuda Amichai
- Burnshaw, Carmi and Spicehandler: The Modern Hebrew Poem Itself. Harvard UP, 1991
- Carmi, T.: Hebrew Verse. Penguin
- Bargad and Chyet: Israeli Poetry
- Aberbach, D.: Bialik. 1988
- Birman, Abraham: An Anthology of Modern Hebrew Poetry
- Mintz, Ruth Finer (ed.): Modern Hebrew Poetry: A Bilingual Anthology