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: 9514 Time: 9 - 10:50 a.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: 9515 Time: 2 - 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: 9517 Time: 2 - 3:50 p.m. MLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Dwyer FA close reading and discussion of the great novels. In the Summer 2022 semester 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 E23, Shakespeare
This course allows older adults to study and discuss selected plays by William Shakespeare and his contemporaries with their peers. Older adults will experience or re-experience the emotional and dramatic content in Shakespeare’s classic works in light of their current life situations, and discuss the concerns of the human heart from the height of passion to the depths of despair.
Course Number: 9518 Time: 9 - 10:50 a.m. MLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Achorn J CWe will look at Shakespeare’s sonnets with a focus on the later, “Dark Lady” sequence.
Course Number: 9519 Time: 11 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. MLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Achorn J CWe will look at Shakespeare’s sonnets with a focus on the later, “Dark Lady” sequence.
ENGL E25, Literature: The American Novel
This course assists older adults in analyzing American novels, discussing them with their peers, and renewing their appreciation for this unique form of literature. Older adults learn background and trends in writing in different time periods and regions of America, and discuss how these works relate to their own life experiences and accumulated knowledge.
Course Number: 9520 Time: 9 - 10:50 a.m. TLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Achorn J CWe will continue our exploration of the American novella in looking at “Ethan Frome” by Edith Wharton.
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: 9522 Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:20 p.m. MLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Dwyer FWe will continue our reading and study of Homer’s Odyssey. Our focus will be on the complicated hero, Odysseus, who may be the most important and influential character in Western literature; on his equally complicated wife Penelope; and on the long, distorting history of the Patriarchy, then and now. Our text will be the translation by Emily Wilson, the first in English written by a woman.