Courses of Interest (TBA as available)

Art History

FAH1486H Bloomsbury and Vorticism

Taught by Professor Alison Syme. This course examines two early twentieth-century British modernist movements and their key artists and writers. Topics include the groups' complex politics, contributions to aesthetic theory, exploration of text/image relations, response to World War One, and sexual politics. Students work with local collections. Being offered fall 2022, Tuesdays 10am-1pm.

Professor Syme is very happy to have English and Comp Lit students in the course. Interested students can contact Professor Syme and the graduate Assistant, Ruth Maddeaux, ( ) to enrol.

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Medieval Studies

MST2010HS Old Norse

Learn the language of the Vikings!
This course is an introduction to Old Norse language and literature, focusing on basic instruction in Old Norse grammar and short readings from poetic and prose texts, such as the Sagas of Icelanders and Eddas.

Spring Term 2022-23
Mondays 9:00-11:00
Centre for Medieval Studies
Lillian Massey Building 310

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Italian Studies

Working on Renaissance England? ITA1540HF (Fall) – Renaissance Italian Theatre could be of great benefit, and is open to all SGS students. Knowledge of Italian is not required; all readings and class discussions will be conducted in English, and selected texts are available in English translation.

ITA1540HF (Fall) - Renaissance Italian Theatre

Taught by Laura Ingallinella, this course will investigate the representation of identity and difference in Renaissance Italy by interrogating spectacles designed for a public or private audience. By using an interdisciplinary approach, this course will combine close reading and book history with diverse critical frameworks such as gender performativity, Marxist theory, premodern critical race studies, and disability theory. Our goal will be to investigate how critical theory, in its varying facets, can help expose power structures and tensions within Renaissance and early modern literary artifacts—in this specific case, dramaturgical texts—as they relate to gender, sexuality, class, religious difference, and race. Representative authors to be studied are: Isabella Andreini, Pietro Aretino, Lodovico Ariosto, Feo Belcari, Maddalena Campiglia, Niccolò Machiavelli, Lorenzo de' Medici, Antonia Pulci, Beolco-Ruzante, Gian Giorgio Trissino.

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Slavic Languages & Literatures

SLA1240H - War and Peace

Spring 2023, Wednesdays 2:00 - 5:00
Prof. Donna Orwin

Tolstoy's War and Peace in depth, and from various points of view, literary, political, philosophical, historical, and psychological. Various critical approaches; cognate literary works. Students are expected to have read the novel before the course begins. Readings in English using the 2010 version of the Maude translation as amended by Amy Mandelker. Those who can do so can read the novel in Russian.

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