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LIT-496 Selected Topics:Non-Recurring Course Level: Undergraduate

Selected Topics: Non-Recurring (1-6) Topics vary by section. Repeatable for credit with different topic.

Term: Summer 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Authorpreneurship
Authorpreneurship (3) This course draws from all aspects of personal branding for novelists, essayists, and poets, from book promotion, social media, and self-marketing to publishing and career development. It examines the technical to theoretical discussions around artistic sustainability in a changing global industry and includes case studies from authors from varying genres, jobs, and stages on the professional spectrum. Meets with LIT-696 001.
Term: Spring 2019 Semester
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Idealism and Its Discontents
Idealism and its Discontents: Romantic Thought and Poetry from Hume to Shelley (3) Idealization is central to human thought, but at this historical moment seems untenable. Romanticism embraces the ideal, and yet often turns to literature to instantiate it. Writers such as Blake, Hume, Shelley, and Kant are aware of idealisms' costs, but nonetheless embrace it as an enabling fiction. This course considers what ideal fictions enable and explore the poverty of a life without them. Meets with LIT-696 001 PHIL-496 001 PHIL-696 001.