Arts and Literature

CERAMICS
Starting:  May 31 – June 24
56:606:608:A3

cross listed with 50:080:211:A3
M,T,W,TH 1:40 pm – 4:20 pm
Room:  FA-103
Instructor: Professor Demaray

This dynamic hands-on class utilizes hand-building, slab-building and glaze to author works of art in clay. In this context students will also learn how to write about art while tracing the historic arc of this medium and actively participating in the innovations that are the hallmarks of modern day ceramics. The class will additionally consider nature of art as a medium for communication and the roll of the artist in society. Students need no prior background in art to take this class.

WOMEN AND GENDER IN CHILDREN’S LITERATURE
Starting:  May 31 – June 24
56:606:611:A6
cross listed with 56:352:593:A6, 50:352:392:A6, 50:988:298:A6
M,T,TH 6 pm – 9:40 pm
Room: ATG-226
On-line-Hybrid Section
50% of the class will be on-line
Instructor: Professor Singley
—-COURSE CANCELLED—–

We will read classic and contemporary children’s literature, with a focus on women and gender. In addition, we will explore work by male as well as female writers about girlhood and adolescence, while paying critical attention to historical views of childhood and to literary forms and themes. Short papers and exercises, a presentation, and a longer paper or project.

STUDIES OF ARTS AND LITERATURE
Starting:  June 27 – July 22
56:606:612:D6
cross listed with 56:350:593:D6, 50:350:392:D6
M,T,TH 6 pm – 9:40 pm
Room:  ATG-226
On-line-Hybrid Section
50% of the class will be on-line
Instructor: Professor Barbarese

Hybrid course with some online content. Go to http://sakai.rutgers.edu. Cross-listed with 50:350:392, 56:606:613. The course is designed for undergraduates and graduate students interested in engaging canonical and non-canonical texts as critics, scholars, creative writers, or just passionate readers. The course will concentrate on literatures in English and, in one or two cases, in translation, from the Romantic period through Post-Modernism, including long poems and novels (Eliot’s The Wasteland, Stevens’ “Sunday Morning,” Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying, Pynchon’s The Crying of Lot 49, Morrison’s Beloved; children’s books such as Barrie’s Peter Pan and Babbitt’s Tuck Everlasting,) short lyrics and stories (poems by Wordsworth, Shelley, Arnold, Pound, Hart Crane, O’Hara, Plath and Sexton; short fiction by Melville, Chopin, Hemingway, O’Connor, Oates and Saunders), and major key historical documents (Lincoln’s “Speech on the Dred Scott Decision,” Nixon’s “Checker’s Speech,” and others). Hybrid, with three online presentations. Two short papers and an in-class presentation.