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Course Description

Academic Year 2024-2025 • Grade 7 and above • Literature Sequence

World Literature

Based on a broad anthology, this course examines the variety of literary genres and types in a range of cultures from the earliest times to the present day. We discuss a variety of topics  alongside the readings themselves, including the problems of translation, the nature of excerpts, the nature of the hero, the formation of an authorial voice, and genres such as lyric, drama, proverb, myth, and epic. We also get a chance to read three major plays entire — Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex, Shakespeare’s The Tempest, and Ibsen’s A Doll’s House. The class is not overly demanding, but can be a lot of fun, and a comfortable introduction to reading and thinking in a literary mode.

Course Website: World Literature

Sections and Teachers

Section 1:

Instructor: Alexandra Dascalu Nelson

Starts: September 3, 2024
Ends: May 30, 2025

Wednesday 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM ET

Tuition: $600.00



Recommended background

The ability to write a clear essay of three to five paragraphs is an enormous advantage on exams. Students unfamiliar with the process are advised to take some writing instruction.

Textbooks and Materials

This item is required:

World Literature , Authors: Susan Wittig Albert, Richard Cohen, Rose Sallberg Kam, David Adams Leeming, Thomas Monsell, Carroll Moulton, Susanna Nied, Eileen Hillary Oshinsky

ISBN: 0030514096

Best sources: Scholars Online Bookstore

Other information: Be sure to obtained the revised edition as specified by the ISBN. Copies are available used at ridiculously low prices: do read the descriptions of their condition to avoid getting something that is just falling apart.

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