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Humanities 1 - Fall 2024
global humanities 1

Here are the works that will be taught this fall.

The Symposium, Lysistrata, Faust, and North and South are the texts students are responsible for bringing to class. Edition details are listed below. We encourage students to order books locally from Still North Books in Hanover at https://www.stillnorthbooks.com/.

  • “The Catalogue of Unabashed Gratitude” by Ross Gay (PDF will be provided)
  • Plato’s The Symposium. Translated by Paul Woodruff and Alexander Nehamas. Hackett Publishing, 1989. ISBN: 0872200760
  • Aristophanes’ Lysistrata. Translated by Sarah Ruden. Hackett Publishing, 2003. ISBN: 0872206033
  • Audre Lorde’s essays, “The Uses of the Erotic” and “Poetry Is Not a Luxury” (PDF will be provided)
  • The Apartment (film by Billy Wilder)
  • Goethe’s Faust (Part One). Translated by Walter Kaufman. ISBN: 0385031149
  • Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya (PDF will be provided)
  • Tokyo Story (film by Yasujirō Ozu)
  • North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell. Penguin revised edition, 1996. ISBN: 9780140434248
  • Wall-E (film by Pixar)

Humanities 2 - Winter 2025
global humanities 2

Works to be studied include:

  • Poems by Catullus, Sappho, & Grigori Dashevsky
  • Short stories by Ichiyō Higuchi and Jun'ichirō Tanizaki
  • Punishment without Revenge by Lopa de Vega (play)
  • Hood Museum’s exhibit, “Homecoming: Domesticity and Kinship in Global African Art”
  • Bessie Head’s “Collection of Treasures” (short story)
  • Benjamin Britten’s opera Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Were the World Mine (film)
  • Short stories by Isaac Babel
  • Excerpts from Freud’s Studies in Hysteria
  • Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, The Posthumous Memoirsof Brás Cubas (novel)
  • The Shining (film)
  • Poems by Vievee Frances and Matthew Olzmann