In this semester-length required English course, we will read and analyze a wide variety of world literature, and the people who made it, in an attempt to understand the building of a culture and to examine how a culture is changed by its encounters with others. In our search for understanding, there are questions we must ask and answer as we read:
- What is taste? How and to what extent is it culturally determined?
- Is art/literature mimetic or ideal? Should it reflect the world as it is or ought it to project a vision of perfection?
- Does art/literature play a role in the formation of morality?
- Is it possible for formal questions to exist independently of political positions? Is the judgment of a work of art/literature always relative, or are there works of indisputable excellence?
- What is the nature of the creative process?
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Multimedia Project 1: Gods and Goddesses
Writing Assignment 1
Multimedia Project 2
Multimedia Project 3: Poetry
Other Handouts and Minor Assignments:
The Noh Stage:
Ancient Greek Theater:
The Tale of Genji
We had a GREAT time coloring Japanese uchiwa fans in preparation for our reading of Chapter 4, "Evening Faces" from Murasaki Shikibu's The Tale of Genji. I have attached some information on Japanese fans and more templates for you if you would like to make more fans!