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.

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