Topics Author Study

Studies in Fiction

This subject provides a comprehensive and critical overview of the literary and scholarly work of the inimitable writer Toni Morrison. Morrison’s novels are well known for being stylistically dense and…

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Ancient Authors

This course will feature a detailed examination of the Iliad and Odyssey, with a focus on the oral-formulaic background of the poems and the wider context of their creation. Topics…

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Shakespeare on Film & Media

Shakespeare wrote in times of plague, protest, and social division: whether kings, queens, or commoners, characters in his plays struggle with personal confinement and their own emotions, highlighting themes of…

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Major Authors

In this course we will read the entirety of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, a narrative and poetic collection that is variously bawdy, pious, moving, disturbing, and hilarious. We will read about…

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Studies in Fiction

This seminar will examine three major works by the great modernist writer James Joyce (1882-1941): the short-story collection Dubliners (1914), the novel A Portrait of the Artist as a Young…

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