This class studies selected major works of literature from Europe and the Americas between the Early Modern (i.e.Renaissance) and contemporary periods. Texts usually include (among other things) a Shakespeare play, selections from Cervantes’ Don Quixote, Flaubert’s Madame Bovary, one or two 19th-century English novels, T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land, and a modern film. As a CI-H class, this one will involve substantial practice in writing and speaking.