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LITS0265A-F17

Cross-Listed As:
ENAM0265A-F17

CRN: 92383

Varieties Literary Ambiguity
Varieties of Literary Ambiguity
We will consider readings in a range of European, British, and American fictions purposefully designed to lead the reader to uncertain or contradictory judgments regarding the larger implications of the tale. Narratives of this kind, often deceptively straightforward but in fact intricately conceived, may be understood to provide an experience of insinuating irresolution, calling for repeated and progressively deeper assessments of the same story. Authors whose works may be considered include Heinrich von Kleist, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Nikolai Gogol, Gustave Flaubert, Henry James, Joseph Conrad, and Franz Kafka. 3 hrs lect/disc

LITS0500A-F17

CRN: 91483

Independent Research Project
Independent Research Project
(Approval Required) (Staff)

LITS0510A-F17

CRN: 90487

Independent Essay Project
Independent Essay Project
(Approval Required)

LITS0510B-F17

CRN: 90705

Independent Essay Project
Independent Essay Project
(Approval Required)

LITS0510C-F17

CRN: 90706

Independent Essay Project
Independent Essay Project
(Approval Required)

LITS0701A-F17

CRN: 91354

Independent Reading Course
Independent Reading Course
Intended for majors in literary studies preparing for the senior comprehensive examinations. At the conclusion of this course, students will take a one-hour oral examination (part of the senior comprehensive examination) in a specialization of their choice. (Approval Required) (Staff)

LITS0705A-F17

Cross-Listed As:
ENAM0705A-F17

CRN: 90088

Senior Colloquium
Senior Colloquium in Literary Studies
Although it is required of all Literary Studies senior majors, this course is intended for students working in any discipline who seek a close encounter with some of the greatest achievements of the literary imagination. In addition to being understood as distinctive artistic and philosophical accomplishments, the six major works which constitute the reading list will also be seen as engaged in a vital, overarching cultural conversation across temporal and geographical boundaries that might otherwise seem insurmountable. The texts for this semester are: Homer, The Odyssey; Tolstoy, War and Peace; Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov; Mann, The Magic Mountain; Proust, Swann’s Way; Joyce, Ulysses. (Open to non-majors with the approval of the instructor.) 3 hrs., seminar.

LITS0710A-F17

CRN: 90477

Senior Honors Essay
Senior Honors Essay
(Approval Required)

LITS0710B-F17

CRN: 90478

Senior Honors Essay
Senior Honors Essay
(Approval Required)

LITS0710C-F17

CRN: 90790

Senior Honors Essay
Senior Honors Essay
(Approval Required)

Program in Literary Studies

Axinn Center at Starr Library
15 Old Chapel Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753