The immigration experience in Israeli books for children
The course will examine representations of the immigration experience in Israeli literature for children, published between the 1940s through the beginning of the 21st century.
Israel is an immigrant society, where immigration bears an ideological meaning. Israeli books for children and youth are therefore preoccupied with the issue of immigration as experienced by the inhabitants of the country and by the newcomers themselves. The course will explore the narratives that have formed this experience and the changes they have undergone throughout the years, while addressing issues such as national identity, national and ethnic acculturation.