The Mandel Center for the Humanities is sponsoring one team-taught interdisciplinary course per semester.
ANTH/ENG 150A—Cases and Clues: Reading Novels and Ethnographies as Cultural Explorations
Compares novels and anthropological ethnographies: both are attempts to narrate human cultures, but the ways they do so are radically different. We compare the inside/outside role of the novelist and the anthropologist, and examine the different methodologies and assumptions of anthropological and literary studies. Authors include Austen, Dickens, Conrad, Johannes Fabian and Sidney Mintz. Usually offered every fourth year.
Ms. Ferry and Mr. Plotz
CLAS/THA 185A — Athenian Tragic Theatre in Modern Performance
Studies Athenian State Theatre tragedies in their own performance context with a critical eye on actual reperformance in our time. How can we recontextualize the messages and performance traditions of these works into those available to us now? Usually offered every fourth year.
Mr. Hill and Mr. Muellner
ENG/HIST 118B— London from Restoration to Regency: People, Culture, CityExplores the history and culture of London from the Great Plague of 1665 to the onset of the industrial age. Topics include the natural and built environments, the city's changing population, and its literary, visual, and musical cultures. Usually offered every thirth year.
Ms.Kamensky and Ms.Lanser
Special offering from our Charlotte Zysman Fellow:From Broadsheets to Blogs: Reading Magazines Across the Twentieth Century.This course examines the magazine as a collaborative space for artists and writers internationally, beginning with the rise of print culture in the early 20th century and concluding with the status of the magazine in the digital age. Ms. Cole.