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)


Terence

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)

 


Links related to our discussion on Emerson

Here are links related to our discussions on Emerson:

Stanford Encyclopedia -- Transcendentalism

Stanford Encyclopedia — Ancient Theories of Soul

Concise outline by U Idaho Prof. Nick Gier

A comparison of Platonic and Judeo-Christian concepts (1958 MA Thesis by Lester Newman)

The Dial

White Shaman Mural (TexasCoopPower)

White Shaman (Texas Observer)

White Shaman (Discover Magazine)

 


Sunday Q&A - 9/20 & Additional links

Here is a Sunday Q&A recording and a few additional links related to our reading of Ovid--

Audio recording for our recent Sunday Q&A - 9/20

Two great books on Roman religion:

Scheid, An Introduction to Roman Religion

Beard, Religions of Rome

A novel imagining Ovid's life in exile:

Malouf's, An Imaginary Life


Resources on Ovid

Here are a few resources we've collected on Ovid along the way. A few more likely to follow.

Bernini's Apollo and Daphne

Golding's translation of Ovid in multiple versions to access

https://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.02.0074

https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/english/currentstudents/undergraduate/modules/fulllist/special/en356/rouse_ed._goldings_ovid_1904.pdf

https://books.google.com/books/about/Ovid_s_Metamorphoses.html?id=YISOeAcyx94C

https://amzn.to/33DNAVu

https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2018/08/29/an-ovidian-taste-test-the-old-verse-translations-of-ovids-metamorphoses/

Latin audio of the Metamorphoses

https://youtu.be/VALKabp4KUg

 

Readings in Mythology

As we approach reading Ovid's Metamorphoses for Brilliant Minds this Fall, here are links to some background reading on Greek mythology:

Roberto Calasso, The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony
https://amzn.to/2PEg7Dx

Jean-Pierre Vernant, The Universe, Gods, and Men 
https://amzn.to/3fJY5dG

Timothy Gantz, Early Greek Myth (2 volumes)
https://amzn.to/2XJAFPr
https://amzn.to/31CUqJI

Robert Graves, The Greek Myths
https://amzn.to/2PzSj3U

Edith Hamilton, Mythology
https://amzn.to/2XEwUuP

Bernini’s Apollo and Daphne (Artsy)
https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-berninis-apollo-daphne-unnerving-depiction-unwanted-desire

Picasso Prints, "Myths, Minotaurs, and Muses" (Philadelphia Museum of Art)
https://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/806.html