Literature and Writing
BILING E01 Literature in Spanish
Explore a variety of literature written in Spanish. Excellent for native speakers or language students.
9731 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.
9732 2p–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.
9733 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
9735 2p-3:50p Mon 1227 #409 Frank Dwyer
In Search of Lost Time: Marcel Proust. We will return to our epic traversal of Proust’s 7-volume masterpiece, In Search of Lost Time, continuing with volume 2, Within a Budding Grove. There will be an introduction and summary at the beginning of the semester to catch up newcomers and refresh oldcomers. 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 Short Story
Overview and discussion of works by contemporary writers. Authors from different countries.
9823 10a-11:50a Tue 1227 #408 Monona Wali
ENGL E23 Shakespeare
Selected plays by William Shakespeare will be studied and discussed.
9736 9a–10:50a Mon 1227 #107 John Achorn
We will be exploring “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in depth, since it is already fairly familiar to most students; looking at story origins, references to Elizabethan current manners, mores and humor, etc.
9737 11a–12:50p Mon 1227 #107 John Achorn
9822 12:30p–2:20p Mon MALIBU SENIOR CTR Peter Sawaya
There are poets and there are playwrights, and then there is Shakespeare, the undisputed master of poetry and playwriting. A good time is guaranteed.
ENGL E24 Bible as Literature
Study Biblical writings and their use in contemporary settings. Examine life experience in light of biblical literature.
9821 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
9738 9a–10:50a Tue 1227 #409 John Achorn
“Catcher in the Rye” by JD Salinger and “Pnin” by Vladimir Nabokov will be explored as examples of post-modern writing.
ENGL E27 Poetry
Rediscover the world of poetry.
9739 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 theater from a literary viewpoint and learn about plots, characters and the many interpretations through comparative analysis.
9827 11:30a–1:20p Fri 1227 #409 Tony Di Niro
Explore Modern Drama, from Ibsen to Albee, the plays that have shaped our lives.
ENGL E29 Greek Literature
Discover the world of Greek literature. Study from a literary viewpoint and the many interpretations through comparative analysis.
9740 11:30a–1:20p Mon 1227 #409 Frank Dwyer
Greek Tragedy: Aeschylus: We will continue our reading and study of the tragedies of Aeschylus, beginning with Prometheus Bound, in the translation by Edith Hamilton (available in Three Greek Plays, published by Norton). Between tragedies, we will continue reading from Ted Hughes’ Tales from Ovid, published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
ENGL E30 Creative Writing
Create a variety of written works for class critiques and discussion.
9741 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.
9742 9:30a–11:45a Tue Malibu Sr Ctr 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.
9743 9a–11:15a Thu 1227 #408 Monona Wali
Tell your story and find your writer’s voice. Beginning and accomplished writers welcome.
9744 9:30a–11:45a Sat PAC 210 Mary Jane Roberts
Designed for those who have already begun writing their memoirs.
9745 12p–2:15p Sat PAC 210 Mary Jane Roberts
9746 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.
9747 9a–11:50a Thu 1227 #409 Joe Kronsberg
Manuscripts of any genre are read and critiqued. Focus is on interchange of constructive comments.