Reading and discussing literature are vital activities that expand our ideas and provide insights into a dynamic and diverse world. Each year, the Literature Committee presents two highly-regarded literary and cultural programs: The Reading Series and Reading Across Campus.
The Literature Committee Presents Reading Across Campus
The Event kicks-Off with a screening of the Golden Globe Award-winning film adaptation of August Wilson's play Fences directed by Denzel Washington, and starring Washington and Viola Davis.
August Wilson lived in the Twin Cities for twelve years and worked closely with the Penumbra Theater. The screenplay depicts Denzel Washington as a working-class former baseball player coming to terms with life in the 1950s.
The film will be shown on Wednesday, February 21 at 6:30-9 in Jarvis Hall Science Wing, room 110.
Refreshments will be served.
The event is sponsored by the Department of English and Philosophy, the Center for Applied Ethics, and the Office of the Chancellor.
Spring 2018 Course Offerings
- Lit-203 American Poets. ResB, Arts and Humanities. Poetry of American writers: how culture, race, ethnicity, and nature shape American poetry.
- Lit-205 The Short Story. Arts and Humanities. Cross-disciplinary Issues. Style, structure, history and development of short story as a literary form.
- Lit-208 Fiction Into Film. ResB, Arts and Humanities. A literary and cultural examination of lm adaptations. Special attention is given to the evolving depiction of non- dominant racial and ethnic cultural groups in literature and lm.
- Lit-230 American Cinema. ResB, Arts and Humanities. A literary and cultural examination of American cinematic development. Special attention is given to the evolving depiction of non-dominant cultural groups and contemporary issues. Examination of these issues allows students to actively discover, assess, and execute the creative problem-solving needed to be fully engaged with contemporary issues.
- Lit-260 Modern American Literature. ResB, Arts and Humanities. Selected poetry, prose and drama produced since World War I.
- Lit-273 American Multicultural Literature. ResA, Arts and Humanities. American multicultural literature, focusing on Hispanic, African, Asian, and Native American writers.
- Lit-300 Children’s Literature. ResB, Arts and Humanities. Critical survey and ways of presenting literature for children from infancy to age 12.