A companion site for courses by Peter Arcese on classics, contemporary literature, and the arts ... Here you will find items related to our readings and discussions ... Ideas, images, background information, suggested readings, bibliographies, and notes on related performances, all find a presence here ... Enjoy your reading and check back regularly for new posts!
Here is our reading list in recommended editions for Fall 2022:
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Here is the list for our Summer reading!
Wild Swims, by Dorthe Nors
The Committed, by Viet Thanh Nguyen
Everyday Mojo Songs of Earth: New and Selected Poems, 2001-2021, by Yusef Komunyakaa
In Memory of Memory, by Maria Stepanova
Walking on Cowrie Shells, by Nana Nkweti
Sea of Tranquility: A novel, by Emily St. John Mandel
Klara and the Sun links:
A Humanoid Who Cares For Humans, From the Mind of Kazuo Ishiguro (NYTimes review)
The Radiant Inner Life of a Robot (Atlantic review)
Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro review – another masterpiece (Guardian review)
Bomb Under the Table: On Kazuo Ishiguro’s “Klara and the Sun” (LA Review of Books)
Kazuo Ishiguro on Klara and the Sun (Video/Waterstones)
Kazuo Ishiguro in conversation with Kate Mosse for World Book Night (Video/British Library)
Ishiguro and AI:
Here are links related to our recent discussion of Irène Némirovsky's Suite Française:
Heath, Malcolm. “The Universality of Poetry in Aristotle’s Poetics.” The Classical Quarterly, vol. 41, no. 2, Cambridge University Press, 1991, pp. 389–402, http://www.jstor.org/stable/