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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 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 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 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 Lois Zamora
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This course will focus on recent novels that have been described by the term "magical realism." Magical realism engages the usual devises of narrative realism, but with a difference: the supernatural is an ordinary matter, an everyday occurrence, accepted and integrated into the rationality and materiality of literary realism.

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by Cyrus Patell
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This course is a survey of American literature and literary history, from the early colonial period to the eve of the Civil War.

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by Wai Chee Dimock
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This course examines major works by Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Faulkner, exploring their interconnections on three analytic scales...

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by Irving Rothman
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The Swedish Academy, comprising 18 lifetime members, each year awards the Nobel Prize to the world’s greatest writer for a lifetime of writing achievement.

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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 Paul Fry
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This is a survey of the main trends in twentieth-century literary theory.

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