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    • 21L.001 Foundations of Western Culture I: Homer to Dante, Spring 2000 

      Kibel, Alvin C. (2000-06)
      Studies a broad range of texts essential to understanding the two great sources of Western conceptions of the world and humanity's place within it: the ancient world of Greece and Rome and the Judeo-Christian world that ...
    • 21L.421 Comedy, Spring 2001 

      Tapscott, Stephen, 1948- (2001-06)
      Surveys a range of comic texts from different media, the cultures that produced them, and various theories of comedy. Authors and directors studied may include Aristophanes, Shakespeare, Molière, Austen, and Chaplin. From ...
    • 21L.486 20th Century Drama, Fall 2001 

      Henderson, Diana (2001-12)
      In this course we will sample the range of mainstream and experimental drama that has been composed during the past century. Half of these plays are now acknowledged to be influential "classics" of modern drama; the other ...
    • 21L.472 Major European Novels, Fall 2001 

      Kibel, Alvin C. (2001-12)
      A study of changing narrative forms in the nineteenth-century European novel. The changing fortunes of the heroic and romantic ideals. The motif of the outsider as a means for depicting social reality. Readings in Cervantes, ...
    • 21L.421 Comedy, Fall 2001 

      Kelley, Wyn (2001-12)
      Surveys a range of comic texts from different media, the cultures that produced them, and various theories of comedy. Authors and directors studied may include Aristophanes, Shakespeare, MoliSre, Austen, and Chaplin. From ...
    • 21L.485 20th-Century Fiction, Fall 2002 

      Thorburn, David (2002-12)
      Tradition and innovation in representative fiction of the early modern period. Recurring themes: the role of the artist in the modern period, the representation of psychological and sexual experience, the virtues (and ...
    • 21L.501 The American Novel, Fall 2002 

      Kelley, Wyn (2002-12)
      The theme for this class is "American Revolution." We will read authors who record, on the one hand, the failures of the American revolution, with its dream of democracy and freedom for all, and on the other hand the ...
    • 21L.423 / 21M.223J Introduction to Anglo-American Folkmusic, Fall 2002 

      Perry, Ruth; Ruckert, George (2002-12)
      This subject will introduce students to scholarship about folk music of the British Isles and North America. We will define the qualities of "folk music" and "folk poetry," including the narrative qualities of ballads, and ...
    • 21L.448 / 21W.739J Darwin and Design, Fall 2002 

      Paradis, James (2002-12)
      In the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin gave us a model for understanding how natural objects and systems can evidence design without positing a designer: how purpose and mechanism can exist without intelligent agency. ...
    • 21L.006 American Literature, Fall 2002 

      Kelley, Wyn (2002-12)
      This is a HASS-D CI course. Like other communications-intensive courses in the humanities, arts, and social sciences, it allows students to produce 20 pages of polished writing with careful attention to revision. It also ...
    • 21L.010 / 21W.730-5 Writing About Literature, Fall 2002 

      Kelley, Wyn (2002-12)
      This is a HASS –CI course. Like other communications-intensive courses in the humanities, arts, and social sciences, it allows students to produce 20 pages of polished writing with careful attention to revision. It also ...
    • 21L.004 Major Poets, Spring 2003 

      Fuller, Mary C. (2003-06)
      Emphasis on the analytical reading of lyric poetry in England and the United States. Syllabus usually includes Shakespeare's sonnets, Donne, Keats, Dickinson, Frost, Eliot, Marianne Moore, Lowell, Rich, and Bishop. From ...
    • 21L.002-3 Foundations of Western Culture II: Modernism, Spring 2004 

      Eiland, Howard (2004-06)
      This course comprises a broad survey of texts, literary and philosophical, which trace the development of the modern world from the seventeenth to the early twentieth century. Intrinsic to this development is the ...
    • 21L.703 Studies in Drama: Stoppard and Churchill, Spring 2004 

      Henderson, Diana (2004-06)
      What is the interplay between an event and its "frames"? What is special and distinctive about stage events? How and why do contemporary dramatists turn back in time for their settings, models, and materials? How do they ...
    • 21L.451 Introduction to Literary Theory, Spring 2004 

      Raman, Shankar (2004-06)
      This subject focuses on the ways in which we read, providing an overview of some of the different strategies of reading, comprehending and engaging with literary texts developed in the twentieth century. The course is ...
    • 21L.000J / 21L.010 / 21W.734J Writing About Literature, Fall 2006 

      Kelley, Wyn (2006-12)
      Writing About Literature aims: To increase students' pleasure and skill in reading literary texts and in writing and communicating about them. To introduce students to different literary forms (poetry, fiction, drama) and ...
    • 21L.007 World Literatures: Contact Zone, Fall 2006 

      Braithwaite, Alisa Kim (2006-12)
      World Literatures will focus on the concept of the contact zone. What happens when cultures with different ideologies and norms come into contact with each other through exploration and colonization? We will examine how ...
    • 21L.011 The Film Experience, Fall 2006 

      Thorburn, David (2006-12)
      An introduction to narrative film, emphasizing the unique properties of the movie house and the motion-picture camera, the historical evolution of the film medium, and the intrinsic artistic qualities of individual films. ...
    • 21L.016 / 21M.616 Learning from the Past: Drama, Science, Performance, Spring 2007 

      Henderson, Diana; Sonenberg, Janet (2007-06)
      This class explores the creation (and creativity) of the modern scientific and cultural world through study of western Europe in the 17th century, the age of Descartes and Newton, Shakespeare, Rembrandt and Moliere. It ...
    • 21L.471 Major English Novels, Spring 2007 

      Lipkowitz, Ina (2007-06)
      Subject studies important examples of the literary form that, between the beginning of the eighteenth century and the end of the nineteenth century, became an indispensable instrument for representing modern life, in the ...