Foundations of Western Literature

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.