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LITS0259A-F16

Cross-Listed As:
ENAM0259A-F16

CRN: 91815

Cultural Crossings
Cultural Crossings: Studies in Literary Influence
Centered on a range of provocative narratives conceived at different historical moments and in different cultural situations, this course will explore some of the persistent imaginative preoccupations and far-reaching literary ambitions that serve to link authors working in a wide variety of genres and traditions. Authors to be considered this semester will include Petronius, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Carlyle, Herman Melville, Gustave Flaubert, Willa Cather, Ivan Turgenev, Vladimir Nabokov, Franz Kafka, and Thomas Pynchon. In addition to reading works by these authors in relation to one another, students will be encouraged to undertake independent comparisons between works on our reading list and works by authors who are not represented. 3 hr. lect.

LITS0500A-F16

CRN: 91552

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

LITS0510A-F16

CRN: 90501

Independent Essay Project
Independent Essay Project
(Approval Required)

LITS0510B-F16

CRN: 90726

Independent Essay Project
Independent Essay Project
(Approval Required)

LITS0510C-F16

CRN: 90727

Independent Essay Project
Independent Essay Project
(Approval Required)

LITS0701A-F16

CRN: 91408

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-F16

Cross-Listed As:
ENAM0705A-F16

CRN: 90093

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-F16

CRN: 90491

Senior Honors Essay
Senior Honors Essay
(Approval Required)

LITS0710B-F16

CRN: 90492

Senior Honors Essay
Senior Honors Essay
(Approval Required)

LITS0710C-F16

CRN: 90813

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