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21L.001 Foundations of Western Literature: Homer to Dante Stephanie Frampton TR 3:30 - 5:00 8-119

Prereq: none
3-0-9 HASS-H, CI-H
Topics: Classics

Masterpieces of European literature read with an emphasis on understanding the roots of an expansive classical tradition stemming from ancient Greece and Rome. Core texts will be Vergil’s Aeneid, the Homeric Odyssey, and Dante’s Inferno. We meet heroes and monsters, gods and demons, and read deeply into three of the foundational texts of Western literature. We ask what it means to be “a classic” and explore the ways in which literary authority comes into being in the context of history and society.


21L.490[J] Introduction to the Classics of Russian Literature (NEW)
Maria Khotimsky TR 2:30 - 4:00 14N-217

Prereq: none
3-0-9 HASS-H
Topics: Classics

Explores the works of classical Russian writers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including stories and novels by Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Bunin, Nabokov, Platonov, Solzhenitsyn and others. Focuses on their approaches to portraying self and society. Examines how writers responded to pivotal events in Russian history, including revolutions, wars, years of the Soviet regime, and the collapse of the communist system. Taught in English with a project that requires research in Russian.

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