ENGL 3245

ENGL 3245

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

This course is designed to explore the relationship between ethics, politics, and aesthetics through careful attention to literary explorations of the complex problem of evil in a range of literary and visual texts including genres from myth through poetry and drama to painting and film. We will read and study excerpts of works from Aristotle, Augustine, and Thomas Aquinas, through Shakespeare, Cervantes, María de Zayas, Leibniz, Milton, Hieronymous Bosch, and Krzysztof Kieślowski. The recurring questions for us along the way will be about the role of reading and interpretation in relation to the problem of evil and what the philosopher Paul Ricoeur calls the "richness of the real." This class may be used toward the pre-1800 requirement for English majors.

When Offered Fall or Spring.

Distribution Category (ALC-AS, LA-AS)
Satisfies Requirement This course may be used toward the pre-1800 requirement for English majors.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Three Week - First. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1204 ENGL 3245   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    This Summer Session class is offered by the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions. For details visit: https://sce.cornell.edu/courses/roster.