Jews and Jewishness in English Renaissance Literature and Culture
Weekly via Zoom, 16 Mar – 18 May 2022.
This course, will tackle complex themes by reading and discussing canonical and lesser-known English Renaissance texts that feature Jewish characters and Jewish questions.
Topics that range from medieval literary precedents to Elizabethan theater conventions will be examined, reading excerpts from Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, Christopher Marlowe’s The Jew of Malta, William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, and much more.
This class is open to anyone interested in the topic.