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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 Poetry

What motivates a poet to set down his or her life story in verse, and how does one do so? To what extent does the aim to tell the authentic…

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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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Advanced Latin Readings

Building on 21L.613, develops the ability to read and analyze Latin literary texts, focusing on prose and poetry in alternate years. Increases fluency in reading comprehension and recognition of stylistic,…

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