The course will run January 3-20, 2017 with travel dates on January 11-19, 2017. In this seminar and study tour to Israel/Palestine, students will compare the radically different narratives that Palestinians and Israelis tell themselves and the world about their struggle over Palestine/Israel. Sources will include historical documents, memoirs, and historical accounts of the conflict by Israelis and Palestinians. Students will read works of fiction and view films that present the story of the conflict from both perspectives. Students will also explore efforts by Israelis and Palestinians to transcend their conflicting narratives and attain mutual understanding.
Application Process: Students interested in taking this course should request an application form from the instructor: David_Jacobson@Brown.edu. The application deadline is September 16. An interview will follow the application submission. Students will be notified of the instructor's selection decision before registration opens in early October.