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Language and Literature

ADSP 103601  Intermediate Conversational Spanish
This course continues to build upon the skills learned in Intermediate Conversational Spanish I. A firm structural and lexical foundation is created so that students will dev-elop the necessary skills for Spanish language oral proficiency. This process, which includes many forms of small group conversations, interviews, role-play, audio and video enrichment, culminates in an end-of-semester group project.
Tues 6:15–9:15, Jan 19–May 10, Karen Daggett

French and Italian Literature in English

ADRL 116201  French Literature in English II: Literary Testimonies
(All in English)
From the Second World War to the struggle for independence of France's colonies to present-day attempts to come to grips with issues of post-colonialism and racism, writers of France and the French-speaking world beyond France's borders have borne witness to the historical events of their time. We will study these literary testimonies in the writings of Albert Camus (Algeria/France), Jean-Paul Sartre (France), Simone de Beauvoir (France), Frantz Fanon (Martinique), Tahar Ben Jelloun (Morocco) and Marguerite Duras (Vietnam/France).
Tues 6:15–9:15, Jan 19–May 10, James Flagg

ADRL 117501  Inventing Modern Literature: Dante, Boccaccio, Petrarch and Medieval Florence
(All in English)
During the period from 1265, Dante’s date of birth, to 1375, when Boccaccio died, one civilization ended and another began. Dante is the last great voice of Medieval Italy. Boccaccio links the medieval way of life to the age of humanism, and Petrarch, torn by unresolved inner conflicts, stands as the first “modern man”. Excerpts from Dante’s Inferno, Boccaccio’s Decameron, and Petrarch’s Canzoniere will be read. All writing assignments, class discussions and readings are in English.
Thurs 6:15–9:15, Jan 21–May 12, Brian O’Connor


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