Fall 2017 Courses
Subject to change. Please refer to InsideND for the most up-to-date, accurate information.
The following courses are directly relevant to the Philosophy, Religion, and Literature minor, and can be taken for course credit in the minor. If there are courses beyond this list which you think are relevant, and for which you would like to receive PRL course credit, please contact the director of the minor, Professor Christopher J. Shields.
PRL 33112-01 – Between Religion and Literature: Meaning Vulnerability and Human Identity
This course explores how theology and literature can combine to enrich our understanding. Focusing on the work of Augustine, Aquinas, Dante, Shakespeare, Dostoevsky and Primo Levi, students will address questions such as: `How does the way we use language bear upon our notions of truth?'; `How are the intellect and the imagination engaged by literary texts?'; `How does all this relate to how we think about God, human nature, and the relationship between them?' Such questions will be addressed, in particular, by reflecting on how the texts studied invite us to think about love, forgiveness, vulnerability and creativity. Cross-listed with LLRO 40107.
PRL 33853-01 – Walking, Writing, Thinking
A.Van der Vliet Oloomi
In her book Wonderlust: A History of Walking, Rebecca Sulnit writes, "The rhythm of walking generates a kind of rhythm of thinking, and the passage through a landscape echoes or stimulates the passage through a series of thoughts." In this course we will examine notions of journey, pilgrimage, space and subjectivity through the lens of walking. We will look at representations of walking in a variety of genres: essay, graphic novel, fiction, film, prose and poetry and use the practice of walking as a platform to write provocative texts that contemplate the body, architecture, language, philosophy, religion, nature, music and film. Students will engage with course themes and motifs by writing fictions, poems and essays of their own. Cross-listed with ENGL 30853
PRL 40113 01 – Religion and Literature in the light of Job
A study of religion and literature through the works of Gregory the Great, Dante, Shakespeare and Primo Levi. Cross-listed with LLRO 63213/40113, MI 63585, and THEO 60265.
The following courses are directly relevant to the Philosophy, Religion, and Literature minor, and can be taken for course credit in the minor. If there are courses beyond this list which you think are relevant, and for which you would like to receive PRL course credit, please contact the director of the minor, Prof. Henry Weinfield.
Between Religion and Literature: Meaning , Vulnerability and Human Existence