Literature and Writing

BILING E01 Literature in Spanish

Explore a variety of literature written in Spanish. Excellent for native speakers or language students.

9734    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.

9735    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.

9736    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

9739    2p-3:50p   Mon   1227 #409   Frank Dwyer

Marcel Proust: In Search of Lost Time, Semester 4. We will continue our journey through Proust’s 7-volume masterpiece with volume 2, Within a Budding Grove, in the magnificent translation by C. K. Scott Moncrieff and Terence Kilmartin, revised by D. J. Enright, easily available as a Modern Library Classic paperback. this is the correct edition: it must include all three translators! There is a bargain paperback boxed set of all 7 novels, The Proust Six-Pack.

ENGL E23 Shakespeare

Selected plays by William Shakespeare will be studied and discussed.

9741    9a–10:50a   Mon   1227 #107   John Achorn

There are poets and there playwrights, and then there is Shakespeare, the undisputed master of poetry and playwriting. A good time is guaranteed/

9742    11a–12:50p   Mon   1227 #107   John Achorn

ENGL E25 Literature: The American Novel

9745    9a–10:50a   Tue   1227 #408   John Achorn

Explore the development of the American novel, the writers and their lives and times. .

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 E29 Greek Literature

Discover the world of Greek literature. Study from a literary viewpoint and the many interpretations through comparative analysis.

9748    11:30a–1:20p   Mon   1227 #409   Frank Dwyer

The Plays of Aeschylus will begin our survey of the seven extant plays with The Persians, in the translation by Janet Lembke and C. J. Herington (Oxford University Press paperback). The syllabus will indicate which translations of the other six plays will be used. After each play, we will read one of the Tales from Ovid, in the thrilling version by England’s late Poet Laureate, Ted Hughes (Farrar,Straus and Giroux)

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 SENIOR CENTER   Ellen Reich

Come learn the art of skillful writing. All levels are welcome.

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.

9751    9a–11:15a   Thu   1227 #408   Monona Wali

Tell your story and find your writer’s voice. Beginning and accomplished writers welcome.

9752    9:30a–11:45a   Sat   Drescher 213   Mary Jane Roberts

Designed for those who have already begun writing their memoirs. Class is located in Drescher Hall on the main Santa Monica College Campus.

9753    12p–2:15p   Sat   Drescher 213   Mary Jane Roberts

Designed for those who want guidance, inspiration, classroom exercises and assignments to launch or continue their autobiographical writing. Class is located in Drescher Hall on the main Santa Monica College Campus.

9754    12:30p–2:45p   Fri   MALIBU SR CENTER   Mary Jane Roberts

ENGL E37 Writing Seminar

Develop and refine your writing skills in an informal round table atmosphere.

9755    9a–11:50a   Thu   1227 #409   Joe Kronsberg

Manuscripts of any genre are read and critiqued. Focus is on interchange of constructive comments.

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