T C E603 • E603: Composition and Reading in World Literature
9:30 AM-11:00 AM
Revelation: When we think of revelation, we often conceive of it as a light-bulb thing, an instance of sudden illumination. Yet literatureno less than our own livesoften describes this most basic human experience as something less sudden, and more mysterious, in nature. During our time together well read what some of the most fascinating works of literature have said about revelationabout the intellectual, spiritual, and practical learning that defines active participation in the world.
About the Professor: Douglas Bruster is in the English Department, and often teaches Renaissance and twentieth-century plays. He is married, with two daughters, two dogs, and (at the time of this writing) no goldfish. Only the dogs seem to listen to him on a regular basis. He likes to play tennis and to watch college football, especially teams that run the option.
Our course work will consist of discussion and short papers adding up to about 25 pages of finished written work each semester. Students who wish to explore a topic in greater depth will be allowed to write longer essays upon consultation with the instructor. Faithful attendance is required.
Inferno, Dante Paradise Lost, Milton Selected poems by Keats, Coleridge, Shelley, Wordsworth Madame Bovary, Flaubert The Cherry Orchard, Chekov The Waste Land, Eliot LAvventura, Antonioni