Saturday, July 28, 2012

Coming soon to a course catalog near you

Haiku 'N' You: Meets for five weeks, seven days a week, five minutes per session.

The "The": The Dream of the Rood, The Name of the Rose, The Catcher in the Rye: examine how "the" influences and informs literature and culture, with brief glances at "a" and "an" and the occasional outbreak of "the-lessness."

Survey of Surveys: Study works selected at random from every Norton anthology ever published.

Concepts of Gum: How did Bazooka Joe comics influence "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"? Could Isabel Archer walk and chew gum at the same time? If Captain Ahab and Moby Dick got into a bubble-blowing contest, who would win?  And what's that stuck under your seat?

Concepts of Glum: Lots of gloomy Russian novels plus The Saddest Music in the World; extra credit for convincing but unsuccessful suicide attempts.

Concepts of Slums: Charles Dickens, Stephen Crane, and Don DeLillo walk into a bar--and immediately get mugged.

Concepts of Conceptualization: What? What?


Anonymous said...

Theory of Studies
Studies of Of
The Body In Western Bathtubs
Foregrounding Themes in Western Musical Scores
Never More or Less
The Imperial Banana
Not a Tree in the Forest Falls
Some Hegemonies I Have Known
Concepts on Empty Pantry Shelves
Theory of Theories
Meta and Liked Her


Bev said...

I would gladly take any of those classes, especially "Meta and Like Her."