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FYS: Jews in Hollywood (JS-1111.12)

Nov. 2, 2017—Catalog description: Immigrant Jews built the twentieth century movie industry as a patriotic U.S. fantasyland. We’ll examine how Jews created the Hollywood studio system and how Hollywood has chosen to represent and often not represent Jews. We will discuss roles in...

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Jewish Humor (JS-2280W)

Nov. 2, 2017—  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....

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Judy Klass Receives Act One: One Act Publishing Offer

Mar. 23, 2016—Judy Klass’s short play Ismene’s Press Conference, a re-imagining of Antigone by Sophocles, is in press at Brooklyn Publishers, which has already published two of her short plays as stand-alone scripts. Her short play Performance Art recently made the finals in the...

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Jewish Humor (JS2280W)

Jan. 15, 2015—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...

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Imagining the Alien: Jewish Science Fiction (JS 2290W)

Jan. 13, 2015—Catalog Description: Science Fiction and speculative fiction by Jewish writers in cultural context.  Aliens, robots, and secret selves; time travel: Utopia, political critique, and questions of Jewish identity. Next Offered: AXLE Category: Writing Course: Also Eligible for Credit in: Taught...

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American Jewish Songwriters (JS2420W)

Jan. 9, 2015—Catalog Description: From Vaudeville and Tin Pan Alley through the invention of the Broadway musical, to Brill Building writers, the birth of rock and roll, folk singers and the present day. Irving Berlin, the Gershwins, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Carole King, Bob...

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Judy Klass

Jul. 19, 2013—Senior Lecturer of Jewish Studies and English B.A. (Sarah Lawrence College) M. Phil and D. Phil. (Oxford University) 615.875.9679 j.klass@vanderbilt.edu 333 Buttrick Hall Judy Klass is a Truman Scholar. Five of her full-length plays and thirty of her one-act plays...

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