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Lecture List 2011-12

Lectures take place at 5 pm on Mondays, IMC.002

Term 1


3 Oct. 2011. Introduction: Modernity, Manifestoes and the Module (Nick Lawrence)


10 Oct. Goethe, Faust Part I (Nick Lawrence)


17 Oct. Equiano, Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, African (Stephen Shapiro)


24 Oct. Blake, “Auguries of Innocence”; Shelley, “Ode to the West Wind”; Pushkin, “The Bronze Horseman” (Emma Mason)


31 Oct. Mary Shelley, Frankenstein (Jon Mee)

[Note: Unfortunately there was a glitch in recording this lecture; we've attached the slides that accompanied it, however]


14 Nov. Baudelaire, from “The Painter of Modern Life”; “The Swan” from Fleurs du Mal; “The Eyes of the Poor,” “Lost Halo,” “Bash the Poor!” from Spleen de Paris; Rimbaud, “The Drunken Boat” (Nick Lawrence)

[Note: There is a Rag Week invasion, from c. 9:00 to c. 11:45, toward the beginning of the lecture]


21 Nov. Ibsen, A Doll’s House (Tony Howard)


28 Nov. Soseki, Kokoro (Michael Gardiner)


5 Dec. Conrad, Heart of Darkness (Maddie Wood)


Term 2


9 Jan. 2012. Lu Xun, “Diary of a Madman”; Babel, “The Story of My Dovecote”; Borges, “The Garden of Forking Paths” (Ross Forman and Graeme Macdonald)


16 Jan. Kafka, The Metamorphosis (China Miéville)


23 Jan. Apollinaire, “Zone”; Eliot, The Waste Land; from W. C. Williams, Spring and All (Dan Katz and Nick Lawrence)


30 Jan. Katherine Anne Porter, Pale Horse, Pale Rider (Arina Cirstea)


6 Feb. Brecht, Mother Courage and Her Children (Graeme Macdonald)


20 Feb. Beckett, Endgame (Dan Katz)


27 Feb. Nabokov, Lolita (Eileen John)

5 Mar. Césaire, Notebook of a Return to the Native Land; O’Hara, “Ode: Salute to the French Negro Poets” and “The Day Lady Died”; Bishop, “Questions of Travel”; Brathwaite, “Letter Sycorax” (Dan Katz and Nick Lawrence)


12 Mar. Ngugi, A Grain of Wheat (Neil Lazarus)

30 Apr. Roundtable discussion of Embassytown by China Miéville (press button to listen to recording)