Literature and Writing
BILING E01 Literature in Spanish
Explore a variety of literature written in Spanish. Excellent for native speakers or language students.
9735 9a–10:50a Fri VIRGINIA PARK Hernán Quiñones
Taught in Spanish. Fiction, poetry and plays by Spanish and Latin American writers are discussed: Cervantes, Martí, Darío, Machado, Mistral, Vallejo, García Lorca, Borges, Neruda, Onetti, Cortázar, and many others. Meets in THELMA TERRY Building, Workshop 3.
BILING E02 French Literature
Explore a variety of literature written in French. Excellent for native speakers or foreign language students.
9736 2:00p–3:50p Tue 1227 #409 Dominique Isner
Potpourri of French literature for students fluent in French.
BILING E03 Yiddish Literature
Explore a variety of literature written in Yiddish. Excellent for native speakers or language students.
9737 1:30p–3:20p Wed 1227 #409 Archie Barkan
Some Yiddish speaking and reading skills are needed to fully enjoy this class. Share life experiences; read aloud newspapers, classic stories, and modern literature to learn about thousands of years of Yiddish culture.
ENGL E20 Literature: The Novel
An exploration of the novel’s development in both classic and contemporary forms, with particular attention to style and characterization, to understand the ways that fictional language attempts to make sense of the world and of our place in it.
9740 2p-3:50p Mon 1227 #409 Frank Dwyer
In Search of Lost Time, Part 2. We will return to our epic traversal of Marcel Proust’s 7-volume masterpiece, In Search of Lost Time, with volume 1, Swann’s Way, part 2: “Swann in Love.” We are using the magnificent translation by C. K. Scott Moncrieff and Terence Kilmartin, revised by D. J. Enright, easily available as a Modern Library Classic paperback. (Make sure you get the edition that includes all three translators!)
ENGL E22 Literature and Leisure
9741 1p–2:50p Fri 1227 #408 Monona Wali
Short story: Overview and discussion of works by contemporary writers. Authors from Latin America, America and Europe. Occasionally movies are seen and discussed.
ENGL E23 Shakespeare
Selected plays and poems by William Shakespeare will be studied and discussed.
9742 9a–10:50a Mon 1227 #107 John Achorn
9743 11a–12:50p Mon 1227 #107 John Achorn
SHAKESPEARE – We will explore Shakespeare’s history plays by reading the disputed “Edward III” and his “Richard III”; the War of the Roses will be the main emphasis..
9744 12p–1:50p Tue MALIBU SENIOR CTR Peter Sawaya
There are poets and there are playwrights, and then there is Shakespeare, the undisputed master of poetry and playwriting. In this class we will explore and revel in his genius. A good time is guaranteed.
ENGL E24 Bible as Literature
Study Biblical writings and their use in comtmporary settings. Examine life experience in light of biblical literature.
9848 2p-3:50p Thu SM Synagogue Jeff Marx
Study the wide variety of interpretations of biblical literature in particular the historical references, poetry and adventure during biblical times. Class meets at Temple Sha Arei Am (corner of 18th and Broadway in Santa Monica.
ENGL E25 Literature: The American Novel
9745 9a–10:50a Tue 1227 #409 John Achorn
THE AMERICAN NOVEL – Continuing our exploration of the novel in the 1930s, we will be reading Steinbeck’s “Sweet Thursday”, John P. Marquand’s “The Late George Apley” and John Fante’s “Ask the Dust”.
ENGL E27 Poetry
Rediscover the world of poetry.
9746 10a–11:50a Wed MALIBU SENIOR CTR Carol Davis
Contemporary American Literature: Cross Genre. Fiction writers who write poetry and poets who write fiction. Read and discuss short stories and poetry. You are encouraged to bring your own work to read.
ENGL E28 Plays and Playwrights
Discover the world of drama. Study the theater from a literary viewpoint and learn about plots, characters and the many interpretations through comparative analysis.
9747 9a–10:50a Thu 1227 #107 Peter Sawaya
Survey Western drama from Ibsen to Kuchner. The development of modern drama, authors, critics, plays and to a lesser extent movies and TV drama and the period in which they were written will be covered.
ENGL E29 Greek Literature
Discover the world of Greek literature. Study from a literary viewpoint and the many interpretations through comparative analysis. Read and analyze the great myths of ancient Greek literature, focusing on how they both reflect and shape our sense of the world past and present.
9748 11:30a–1:20p Mon 1227 #409 Frank Dwyer
Metamorphoses, Part 2. We will be continuing our investigation of Greek Myths, as recorded by the Roman poet Ovid in his delightful and enormously influential Metamorphoses, with the story of Ceres and Proserpina in Book V, in the excellent verse translation by Allen Mandelbaum, easily available in a Harcourt paperback.
ENGL E30 Creative Writing
Create a variety of written works for class critiques and discussion.
9749 9a–11:15a Mon 1227 #409 Joe Kronsberg
Experiment with writing projects to explore style, content and effect from the basics to more sophisticated techniques.
9750 9:00a–11:15a Tue MALIBU METHODIST Ellen Reich
Come learn the art of skillful writing. All levels are welcome.
ENGL E32 Writing and Communicating with Simplicity
Learn the skills you need to communicate through writing, conducted in basic Spanish.
9751 9:00a–10:50a Mon 1227 #408 Olivia Regalado
Writing seminar conducted mostly in Spanish at a basic level: Learn to express ideas with clarity, coherence and style. Suitable for all levels of Spanish.
ENGL E33 Autobiography
Review and integrate the experiences that shaped your life. Share memories and create a family record. Receive guidance, inspiration and writing exercises to launch or continue autobiographical writing.
9752 9a–11:15a Thu 1227 #408 Monona Wali
Tell your story and find your writer’s voice. Beginning and accomplished writers welcome.
9753 9:30a–11:45a Sat AET 206 Mary Jane Roberts
Designed for those who have already begun writing their memoirs. Meets at the AET campus, 1660 Stewart Street., (1/2 block north of Olympic Blvd.
9754 12p–2:15p Sat AET 206 Mary Jane Roberts
9755 12:30p–2:45p Fri MALIBU SR CENTER Mary Jane Roberts
Designed for those who want guidance, inspiration, classroom exercises and assignments to launch or continue their autobiographical writing. Meets in the Meets at the AET campus, 1660 Stewart Street., (1/2 block north of Olympic Blvd.
ENGL E37 Writing Seminar
Develop and refine your writing skills in an informal round table atmosphere.
9756 9a–11:50a Thu 1227 #409 Joe Kronsberg
Manuscripts of any genre are read and critiqued. Focus is on interchange of constructive comments.