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Jewish Humor (JS2280W)

Catalog Description: The flowering of Jewish humor, especially in the U.S. during the twentieth century. Vaudeville, radio comedy, and the Golden Age of television. The careers and works of influential comics, writers and filmmakers, and the development of stand-up comedy. The effect of Talmudic disputes, Yiddish wordplay, and the history of Diaspora life upon secular Jewish comedians, essayists, playwrights, and fiction writers.

Next Offered: AXLE Category: Writing Course: Also Eligible for Credit in: Taught by:
Fall 2016 US Yes American Studies Klass

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