Classes in the Study of Literature

Session Course Description

March 13 through April 18, 2012

The Coming of French into the English Language 
Tuesday — 9:30 to 11:00 am     

The coming of French into the English language is historically marked by the Battle of Hastings (1066 AD) and visually (from the French point of view) by the famous Bayeux Tapestry. But the addition of elements of medieval French into Old English (then called Anglo-Saxon) is a much more fascinating tale. We will follow the story historically and visually and study this process of assimilation by means of looking at actual words and their contexts, almost certainly increasing your word power as we go. No special book for this course is needed.

The European Mind: D.H. Lawrence
Wednesday — 9:30 to 11:00 am

D. H. Lawrence has long been held to be the literary champion of the act of reproduction. He is also one of the most powerful writers alive at the beginning of the Twentieth Century. We will read his two linked novels The Rainbow and Women in Love and also Sons and Lovers. We will also dip into Lady Chatterley’s Lover as well as one or two of his short stories and poems. You will need copies of the first three novels listed and have access to the fourth.

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Inquiring Mind Students enjoying the class.