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Goodman, Nan Professor

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Research

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  • Professor Goodman's current research concerns the legacy of the false Jewish messiah, Shabbtai Sevi.

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  • Early American literature and literary history, Anglo-American law, Rhetoric, Transatlantic studies, Early Jewish and Ottoman era literature and history; Jewish Studies

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  • ENGL 1340 - Mysticism and the Jewish American Literary Tradition
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Explores the mystical tradition within Judaism from ancient times to the present. With roots in the Hebrew Bible, Jewish mysticism is one of the oldest forms of mysticism and has had an influence on some of the greatest philosophical traditions of western civilization. Same as JWST 1234.
  • ENGL 4039 - Critical Thinking in English Studies
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Concerned with developments in the study of literature that have significantly influenced our conception of the theoretical bases for study and expanded our understanding of appropriate subject matter. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours.
  • ENGL 4677 - Jewish-American Literature
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Explores the Jewish-American experience from the 19th-century to the present through writers such as Sholom Aleichem, Peretz, Babel, Singer, Malamud, Miller, Ginsberg and Ozick. The Jewish experience ranges from the travails of immigration to the loss of identity through assimilation. Formerly ENGL 3677. Same as JWST 4677.
  • ENGL 5109 - Literature and Culture of the United States
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Introduces graduate level study of writing of the United States from its inception to the present. Emphasizes a wide range of genres, forms, historical background, and secondary criticism. Topics will vary. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • JWST 1234 - Mysticism and the Jewish American Literary Tradition
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Explores the mystical tradition within Judaism from ancient times to the present. With roots in the Hebrew Bible, Jewish mysticism is one of the oldest forms of mysticism and has had an influence on some of the greatest philosophical traditions of western civilization. Same as ENGL 1340.
  • JWST 4000 - Capstone in Jewish Studies
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Serves as the final product for students completing the major in Jewish Studies. Students will design a project under the supervision of a mentor that serves as the summation of their past work in Jewish Studies. Capstone projects can take the form of a thesis, film or another media. Instructor consent required for JWST minors.
  • JWST 4677 - Jewish-American Literature
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Explores the Jewish-American experience from the 19th century to the present through writers such as Sholom Aleichem, Peretz, Babel, Singer, Malamud, Miller, Ginsberg and Ozick. The Jewish experience ranges from the travails of immigration to the loss of identity through assimilation. Formerly JWST 3677. Same as ENGL 4677.

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