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-Ball
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
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.
ENGL E22 Literature and Leisure
9740 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 by William Shakespeare will be studied and discussed. There are poets and there are playwrights and then there is Shakespeare the undisputed master of poetry and playwriting. A good time is guaranteed.
9741 9a–10:50a Mon 1227 #107 John Achorn
9742 11a–12:50p Mon 1227 #107 John Achorn
9743 12p–1:50p Tue MALIBU SENIOR CTR Peter Sawaya
ENGL E24 Bible as Literature
Study Biblical writings and their use in contemporary settings. Examine life experience in light of biblical literature.
9744 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Study the wide variety of interpretations of biblical literature in particular the historical references, poetry and adventure during biblical times.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 #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 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 Staff
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.
9748 11:30a–1:20p Mon 1227 #409 Frank Dwyer
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.
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 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 PAC 114 Mary Jane Roberts
Designed for those who have already begun writing their memoirs.
9753 12p–2:15p Sat PAC 114 Mary Jane Roberts
9754 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.
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.