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by Hubert L. Dreyfus
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The course will be organized around various attempts to reinterpret the Judeo/Christian God, and to determine in what sense, if at all, such a God is still a living God.

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by Emma Smith
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Each lecture in this series focuses on a single play by Shakespeare, and employs a range of different approaches to try to understand a central critical question about it.

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by Marsh McCall
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Most human lives contain major turning points: crises that transform an individual’s future development...

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by Amy Hungerford
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In "The American Novel Since 1945" students will study a wide range of works from 1945 to the present.

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by John McNamara
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Works by major British authors representative of the romantic, Victorian, and modern periods.

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by David O'Connor
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Built around Plato's Symposium, Shakespeare (including A Midsummer Night's Dream), Catholic writings (including Humanae Vitae), and several movies, this course explores the nature of romance and erotic love.

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by Timothy Morton
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The Romantic period witnessed the birth of major new forms of writing and thinking that are still relevant today. The social transition from an age of commerce and colonialism to an era of industry and imperialism radically changed the entire surface of the world.

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by Giuseppe Mazzotta
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The course is an introduction to Dante and his cultural milieu through a critical reading of the Divine Comedy and selected minor works (Vita nuova, Convivio, De vulgari eloquentia, Epistle to Cangrande).

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by John Green
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John Green teaches you literature! Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, and Poetry featuring Emily Dickinson.

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by Langdon Hammer
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This course covers the body of modern poetry, its characteristic techniques, concerns, and major practitioners.

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