During each semester we discuss a novel, selected poetry, and a drama.
This spring the novel will be Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus. The New Yorker magazine article, the “Strange and Twisted Life of Frankenstein” (2018/02/12) described it as four stories in one: an allegory, a fable, an epistolary novel, and an autobiography, a chaos of literary fertility…. Poetry will be taken from the Seashell Anthology, Christopher Burns, Ed. Our drama, Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, which depicts not only the consequences of political conflict but the struggle between conflicting demands of honor, patriotism and friendship.
Class notesTo Enroll: no pre-enrollment, just come to the first-class session
# of Sessions: 10
Reading expected, the discussion always lively.