Shakespeare: Forsaken Friends

Even the strongest friendships in Shakespeare’s comedies, histories, and tragedies grow fragile within the romantic, familial, or political chaos. Without losing sight of those larger

No Small Parts

Forming a troupe of fledgling actors, students will explore improvisational exercises, rehearse and perform monologues and short scenes in a workshop setting, read and respond

Creative Nonfiction Workshop

Literature has an historical precedent of transmuting the realities of human existence into compelling narratives, thus accommodating an impulse articulated by Nietzsche when he wrote,

Other Traditions

In this literature-based writing and thinking course, we will probe the boundaries of what has been considered literature and arrive at an understanding of the

Inside Out

Coming to Terms With Climate Change. This course will use non fiction, fiction, poetry and documentary film to establish an understanding of the origins and

Slavery’s Literary Legacy

In this course we will examine 20th and 21st century American portrayals of slavery through creative works and situate them in their historical contexts. We

Matters of Perspective

Starting with Akira Kurosawa’s Rashomon, the classic Japanese film told in multiple viewpoints, students will begin to consider the manner in which writers and artists

The Great American Poem

The critic Eliot Weinberger contends that the history of American poetry is the history of a series of great poems, each of which permanently altered

Metaphors We Live By

How is our experience of the world structured by language? What aspects of an action as simple as seeing are culturally controlled? What does it

American Environments

Through stories, films, video games, and songs, we explore two kinds of environment: ecological, which is what we share with non human life forms, and

Latin 2H: Foundations 2H

Assuming a solid foundation in Latin vocabulary and morphology, Latin 203 will cover the remainder of Latin grammar during the Fall Term. English is the

Latin 2: Foundations 2

Designed for students with previous exposure to Latin, whose primary goals are Latin reading comprehension, ancient history, mythology, and the legacy of Latin in English.