Literary Masterpieces

L213 — Fall 2021

Jennifer Fleissner
Days and Times
4:55p - 7:25p MW (3 cr)
Course Description

Topic: Moby Dick

In this class, we'll tackle perhaps the most legendary work in all of American literature, Herman Melville's Moby-Dick. Nominally about a voyage to track down the infamous white whale, Melville's bizarre, hilarious, intense, wonderful novel is also about nearly everything else under the sun: friendship, philosophy, obsession, demagoguery, capitalism, colonialism, religion, the human fascination with the sea... The list goes on. We'll give the leviathan-sized book the attention it deserves over seven weeks.


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