ENGL 009H. First-Year Seminar: Portraits of the Artist

We will study a variety of works portraying artists in different cultures and contexts and media, seeking a critical understanding of the different ways in which artists in many different cultures have interacted with their societies.  Among the works we'll study Scheherazade as story-teller (Arabian Nights selections); Shakespeare (selected sonnets); Mozart (the movie Amadeus); Frida Kahlo's life and work; and Ruth Ozeki's A Tale for the Time Being  (2013); and two episodes of Aziz Ansari's Master of None.  Considerable time will also be devoted to improving each student's analytical writing and discussion skills.
Writing course.
1 credit.
Fall 2018. Schmidt.
Fall 2019. Schmidt.
Catalog chapter: English Literature  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/english-literature

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