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Civilization and Its Discontents. Investigates the age-old tension between order and chaos as a central dynamic in the making and interpretation of literature.
Texts will be drawn from drama, fiction and poetry from Antiquity to the present.
Modernism has been called a 'Renaissance of the Archaic'. We will read from the major works of Anglo-American modernism Eliot, Joyce, Lawrence, Poundfocusing on their attitudes toward the primitive and the archaic.
In addition, we will examine anthropological theories from the Victorian period to Durkheim, explore primitivism in modernist music and painting, and read about recent controversies surrounding modernism and primitivism. Lovers, Slaves, Kings and Knaves: Major Plays in Western Literature.
This course will introduce students to representative tragedies and comedies, focusing in particular upon their development as literary genres; continuities and variations of character, plot, and theme; stage and performance conventions; and the classical tradition.
Through fiction and film originally in Spanish, French or English and theories of the postcolonial and postmodern, we explore how images of the Caribbean have been constructed and complicated: Just what is the European renaissance and when and how did it happen and who decided? Are these renaissances intellectual, aesthetic, visual, rhetorical?
Did they happen in the fourteenth century, the fifteenth, the sixteenth? Or in the nineteenth when they were first clearly described? Authors throughout the ages have been fascinated by ancient mythology and have incorporated elements of it into their texts, often modifying commenting on or even destroying the original myth in the process.
Texts will be supplemented by secondary readings and multimedia elements. Students will learn to question and engage critically with the historical, cultural, literary and scientific frontiers that separate myth and reality.
Assignments will include two short papers and a final paper. Greek Literature and Archaeology. Surveys Greek archaeology from the Bronze Age to the Hellenistic period, and reads Greek literature roughly contemporary with the archaeological period surveyed, with an emphasis on epic and drama.
No previous knowledge or prerequisites needed. Classical Mythology and the Western Tradition. Reads classical texts that expound the fundamental mythological stories and elements of the Western tradition, then will read selected texts from the Renaissance through the twentieth century that utilize these myths.
This course is suitable for anyone wishing to understand the classical background to Western literature. Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Travel and Transport in Modern Literature and the Arts.
This course studies how new modes of transportation and the experiences they enabled stood as symbols of both the fears and joys of rapid modernization in 19th- and 20th-century literature, film, and visual art.
How did the speeding locomotive, the plane's aerial view, and the personal freedom of the automobile transform the ways people traversed space, experienced time, traded, and came into contact with one another? Aspects of Literary Insanity.
This course surveys a wide range of literary texts with a view to tracing the long process of transition from pre-modern to modern conceptions of madness on the one hand, and to identifying the symbolic logic and discursive modalities that underlie its respective representations on the other.
Spanning several centuries of artistic preoccupation with the alienated mind, these texts will serve as points of reference in a focused exploration of the relationship between insanity and literature, as it has been shaped by social dynamics, cultural norms, philosophical ideas, and medical theories.
Reads and discusses a number of texts that span several decades and a wide range of styles and genres — from realism to postmodernism and from autobiography to thriller — but exhibit a common interest in the urban landscape and its relationship to basic aspects of human existence: Statelessness and Global Media: The Myth of Venice in Literature: Memory, Desire and Death.
This course will explore the myth of Venice in literature: The Island in the Western Imaginary. Paradise, periphery, or prison? The representation of the island has been described as imaginary and not actual, mythological and not geographical.
Examines the fascination with islands in the western cultural imaginary. Selective readings from literature, film and historical texts focus on ways in which island spaces have been represented in diverse social, national, imperial contexts as well as the effect of such projections on the native islanders, their visitors and often subjugators.
Enrollment limited to Archives, Texts and Images. Through a close reading of a variety of texts and images from 16thth century we will study the transformation of lands and people into appropriable objects and the formation of political regimes in and through different colonial projects.Port Manteaux churns out silly new words when you feed it an idea or two.
Enter a word (or two) above and you'll get back a bunch of portmanteaux created by jamming together words that are conceptually related to your inputs.. For example, enter "giraffe" and you'll get . This is the on-line bibliography for Shouting Down the Silence: A Biography of Stanley Elkin, published by the University of Illinois Press in All citations from that book refer to this bibliography.
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Essay on Analysis of Penelope as Moral Agent in Homer’s Odyssey - In her essay "Penelope as Moral Agent," Helene Foley attempts to discuss Penelope, a major character in Homer's the Odyssey, in terms of Classical Athenian portrayals of women and, as her title suggests, in terms of what she calls a "moral agent.".
In her essay "Penelope as Moral Agent," Helene Foley attempts to discuss Penelope, a major character in Homer's the Odyssey, in terms of Classical Athenian portrayals of women and, as her title suggests, in terms of what she calls a "moral agent.".
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