BILING E01, Literature in Spanish
This course helps older adults explore a variety of Spanish literature in the language in which it was written and stimulates their appreciation of the vast literary output of Spain, Latin America, and other Spanish speaking countries. Students may also explore the history and culture of the country in which a literary work was produced, and participate in class discussions in Spanish.
Course Number: 9517 Time: 11 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. FLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Kim Yunsook
BILING E02, French Literature
This course helps older adults understand and appreciate the vast literary output of France and other French speaking countries, and introduces them to French culture and people. Older adults explore a variety of French literature in the language in which it was written and engage in stimulating discussions with their peers.
Course Number: 9518 Time: 2 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. TLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Isner-Ball D R
ENGL E20, Literature: The Novel
This course, which examines the world’s greatest literary works (such as James Joyce’s Ulysses) is designed to help older adults learn about trends in writing in different societies. Older adults learn about the uniqueness of each age of literature and each author under scrutiny. Various literary themes and the concerns of authors in different historical periods serve as a basis for discussion so that older adults may compare and contrast these topics with current events, modern cultures and sub-cultures, and societal structures and mores. Older adults will also discuss with their peers how these works relate to their own life experiences and accumulated knowledge.
Course Number: 9520 Time: 2 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. MLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Dwyer FA close reading and discussion of the great novels. In the winter 2022 session we will continue with Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time: vol. 5: The Captive, in the translation by C. K. Moncrieff, revised by Terence Kilmartin, and revised again by D. J. Enright. (It comes in a volume published by The Modern Library which also includes vol. 6: The Fugitive).
ENGL E22, Short Story
This course is designed for older adults who want to explore literature, such as the works of Milton, Austen, Hawthorne, and T.S. Eliot, as well as short stories from Latin America, America, Europe, and Africa, and discuss it with their peers. This course allows older adults to experience a wide range of classic and contemporary literature in a social setting and relate that content and emotion to their own personal life experiences.
Course Number: 9521 Time: 11 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. WLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Ghabaei B
ENGL E23, Shakespeare
Course Number: 9522 Time: 9 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. MLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Achorn J CWe will be looking at Shakespeare’s Sonnets. Recommended text: the Arden edition.
Course Number: 9523 Time: 11 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. MLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Achorn J CWe will be looking at Shakespeare’s Sonnets. Recommended text: the Arden edition.
ENGL E29, Greek Literature
This course introduces older adults to the world of ancient Greek drama and fosters discussion among peers. Older adults will study Greek theater from a literary viewpoint and learn about plots, characters, and different interpretations through comparative analysis. Older adults will learn how ancient Greek drama is interpreted in modern media and will relate it to their own lives and experiences.
Course Number: 9524 Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:20 p.m. MLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Dwyer FWe will continue reading and contrasting two books: Homer’s Iliad, in the translation by Caroline Alexander, and Christopher Logue’s War Music. You will need the only complete edition of War Music, which is published by FSG. (It has a black helicopter on the cover).
ENGL E30, Creative Writing
This course nurtures, revitalizes, and stimulates older adult writers who may already be producing or thinking about producing written material. The course is intended to discover, encourage, and develop untapped writing talent in older adults. It also allows older adults to develop and refine their writing and self expression skills, discuss their writing with peers, and comment on their peers’ writing in a respectful and constructive manner. The course is also a forum for older adults to share their creative voices with peers.
Course Number: 9525 Time: 9 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. MLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Kronsberg G JExperiment with writing projects to explore style, content and effect from the basics to more sophisticated techniques.
Course Number: 9526 Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. TLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Ghabaei BCome learn the art of skillful writing. All levels are welcome.
ENGL E33, Autobiography
This course helps older adults review and integrate the experiences that have shaped their lives, share memories with peers, and create a record of events for themselves and their families. Through this class older adults achieve a sense of pride in their accomplishments, improve their writing abilities, and express themselves in writing that can be shared with family, friends, and the public if desired.
Course Number: 9527 Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. SLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Fox Jr R W