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Humanities fall semester

Page history last edited by Lisa Boyd 6 years, 9 months ago

TRAGEDY (notes)

  • What's so tragic about tragedy?
  • week of 5 August

 

GREAT CHAIN OF BEING (notes)  

  • What is man's place on the Great Chain of Being? 
  • week of 12 August 

 

MACHIAVELLI & HOBBES (notesLeviathan cover image)

  • If I call you a Hobbesian Machiavel, is that a compliment? 
  • week of 19 August

 

DUTCH MASTERS: VANITAS & STILL LIFE (PPT presentationnotes)

  • Why are you staring at the clock?
  • week of 26 August

 

DEMONS, DEVILS, & WITCHES IN RENAISSANCE CULTURE (PPT presentationnotes, Dante's Divine Comedy online text and layers of Hell)  

  • Demons and devils and witches, oh my!
  • week of 9 September

 

MONTAIGNE (notesMontaigne's tower)  

  • Would most of your problems be solved if you could sit quietly pondering death?
  • week of  30 September

 

CERVANTES (Don Quixote cartoon video)

  • Is chivalry dead? 
  • week of 14 October 

 

EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY POMP IN FASHION, ARCHITECTURE, & ART (PPT presentation)

  • Can one ever be too rich or too thin? 
  • week of 21 October 

 

HOGARTH (BBC video about The Rake's ProgressBeer Street and Gin LaneFour Stages of Cruelty)

  • Just how base and absurd are human beings? 
  • week of 28 October 

 

THE AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT (PPT presentationpassage) 

  • Was it the "best of times" or the "worst of times"? 
  • week of 11 November

 

MOZART (Amadeus film clip: Mozart's geniusSymphony 41: Jupiter)

  • Is balance the key to beauty? 
  • week of 18 November 

 

GOETHE's FAUST (notes)

  • Being Romantic doesn't involve candlelight and seductive music? 
  • week of 9 December

 

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