Spring 2022 - Reading List

Sophocles, Philoctetes, trans. Meineck (Hackett Classics) 

Seamus Heaney, The Cure at Troy (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

Plautus, The Pot of Gold, in Four Comedies, trans. Segal (Oxford UP)

Molière, The Miser, trans. Wood & Coward (Penguin Classics)

Shakespeare, The Winter’s Tale, eds. Mowat & Werstine (Folger)

Jeanette Winterson, The Gap of Time (Hogarth)

Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre, ed. Davies (Penguin Classics)

Jean Rhys, Wide Sargasso Sea, intro. Danticat (Norton) 

Book Lists for Summer and Fall 2021

Summer 2021 Book list

Marilynne Robinson, Jack (Picador)

Michael Thomas, Man Gone Down (Black Cat)

Claudia Rankine, Just Us: An American Conversation (Graywolf)

Jericho Brown, The Tradition (Copper Canyon)

Marieke Lucas Rijneveld, Discomfort of Evening (Graywolf)

Souvankham Thammavongsa, How to Pronounce Knife (Back Bay)


Fall 2021 Book list

Plautus, The Brothers Menaechmus, in Four Comedies, trans. Segal (Oxford)

Marie de France, The Lais of Marie de France, trans. Gilbert (Norton Critical)

Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors, ed. Mowat (Folger/Simon & Schuster)

Knut Hamsun, Growth of the Soil, trans. Lyngstad (Penguin)

Irène Némirovsky, Suite française, trans. Smith (Vintage)

Kazuo Ishiguro, Klara and the Sun (Knopf)


Links related to Terence & The Woman from Andros
Red River Theatre's production of Girl from Andros (viewed in class)
Machiavelli's Andria and the Yale production (viewed a clip in class)
Thornton Wilder's novel - The Woman of Andros
https://amzn.to/3avK7wM (Kindle edition. Beware some crazy pricing on Amazon for print versions.)
Terence's influence on Molière
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1179/175226913X13789831448143 (you can read the abstract, the full article is behind a paywall)
https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/388037 (another abstract, but the book is available used -- see next link)
Some Types in Molière and Terence (dissertation by G.H. Campbell, 1900)
Molière and Commedia dell'Arte (thesis by Klass, 2006)


Key Dates related to Antony and Cleopatra

Here are some key dates related to our reading of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra:

Antony (83 - 30 BCE)

Cleopatra (69 - 30 BCE)


Second Triumvirate

Augustus (63 BCE - 14 CE)

Antony (83 - 30 BCE)

Lepidus (c.88 - 12 BCE)


Pompey (67 - 35 BCE)


Battle of Actium (31 BCE)

Antony & Cleopatra vs. Octavian


First Triumvirate (60 - 53 BCE)

Julius (100 - 44 BCE)

Crassus (115 -53 BCE)

Pompey (106 - 48 BCE)


Battle of Philippi (42 BCE)

Antony & Octavian vs. Brutus & Cassius


Virgil (70 - 19 BCE)

Ovid (43 BCE - 17/18 CE)

Plutarch (46 - c.119 CE)

Thomas North trans. Plutarch’s Lives (1579) 


Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

The Tragedie Anthonie and Cleopatra (1607)

First Folio (1623)


Elizabeth I (1533 -1603)

James VI & I (1566 - 1625)