College Bulletin 2023-2024 
    
    May 24, 2024  
College Bulletin 2023-2024

ENGL 009E. First-Year Seminar: Narcissus and the History of Reflection


Narcissism seems at once reprehensible and an unavoidable part of personhood. This course investigates how, over the course of many centuries, the story of Narcissus has been reworked as a way to think about process of creative reflection and how we see ourselves in relation to others. At stake are questions of desire, gender, racial identities, and language. Authors include Ovid, Milton, Wilde, Freud, and Fanon; also visual art and film.
Humanities.
Writing course.
1 credit.
Spring 2025. Song.
Spring 2026. Song.
Catalog chapter: English Literature  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/english-literature


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