LBST 500: Methods of Knowing
Roberto Diaz, Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese and Comparative Literature
Wednesdays, January 16 - May 1, 2013
Learn research methods and alternative models of inquiry in the social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences, as well as applied interdisciplinary research, in areas which are part of our everyday and professional lives, such as concepts of friendship, "otherness", and wine.
LBST 503: Self-Justifying Fictions
Emily Anderson, Associate Professor of English
Tuesdays, January 15 - April 30, 2013
Explore theoretical approaches to the study of literature, including formal and cultural analysis and the ethics and social impact of the humanities. As we study fictional texts that reflect on the rationale for reading and writing fiction, students are encouraged in an analysis of their own literary pursuits. Texts include classics such as Don Quixote and Tristram Shandy, as wll as contemporary works such as Vladimir Nabokov's Pale Fire and Ian McEwan's Atonement.
LBST 535: Great Works, Great Challenges
Jim Kincaid, Professor Emeritus of English
Thursdays, January 17 - May 2, 2013
What makes a work of literature, drama, or poetry "great"? What are the political and ideaological processes by which these value judgments are created? And more importantly, how does these works illuminate our circumstances, transform them, and challenge them? We will read works such as Oedipus Rex, The Canterbury Tales, Moby Dick, The Great Gatsby, and selections from William Butler Yeats, Seamus Heaney, and much more.
LBST 530: Portraits of Leadership
Edwin McCann, Professor of Philosophy and English
Examine several forms of cultural leadership in their historical, literary, and philosophical context.
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