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Welcome to Brilliant Minds

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 Schedule for the Spring 2019 semester with recommended editions: 

  • Feb 5 & 12, Aeschylus, Persians, trans. Lembke and Herington (Oxford UP)
  • Feb 19, Elias Lonnrot, The Kalevala, trans. Keith Bosley (Oxford World Classics)
  • Feb 26 & Mar 5, Giovanni Boccaccio, The Decameron, trans. G. H. McWilliam (Penguin)
  • Mar 12 & 19, Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part I, ed. Mowat and Werstine (Folger Library)    
  • Mar 26, George Eliot, Silas Marner, ed. David Carroll (Penguin Classics)
  • Apr 2 & 9, John Steinbeck, East of Eden, intro. David Wyatt (Penguin Classics)
  • Apr 16, Leslie Marmon Silko, Ceremony (Penguin Classics)
  • Apr 23, Kazuo Ishiguro, The Remains of the Day (Vintage)