Encounters Reading Assignments, 2010-11

Unless otherwise noted, the selections are indicated by section, chapter, part, act, sura, or book, NOT pages.

Fall 2010

Unit I Journeys

W Sep. 1 Homer, Odyssey, 1-4.
F Sep. 3 Odyssey, 5-8.
M Sep. 6 Odyssey, 9-12.
W Sep. 8 Odyssey, 13-16.
F Sep. 10 Odyssey, 17-20.
M Sep. 13 Odyssey, 21-24.
W Sep. 15 Bhagavad-Gita, 1-2
F Sep. 17 Bhagavad-Gita, 3-6.
M Sep. 20 Bhagavad-Gita, 7-12.
W Sep. 22 Bhagavad-Gita, 13-18
F Sep. 24 Spiegelman, Maus, I.1-3
M Sep. 27 Maus, I.4-6
W Sep. 29 Maus, II, 1-2
F Oct. 1 Maus, II, 3-5.
M Oct. 4 Instructor's choice

Unit 2 Encounters with Divinity

W Oct. 6 Tanakh, Genesis, 1-11.
F Oct. 8 Genesis, 12-22.
M Oct. 11 Fall Break
W Oct. 13 Tanakh, Exodus, 1-15.
F Oct. 15 Exodus, 16-24, 32-34.
M Oct. 18 Euripides, The Bacchae, entire.
W Oct. 20 The Bacchae.
F Oct. 22 Bible, The Gospel According to Luke, 1-9:50.
M Oct. 25 Luke, 9:51-19:27.
W Oct. 27 Luke, 19:28-24:53.
F Oct. 29 Ibn Ishaq, Life of Muhammad (e-reserve); Qur’an 1, 96:1-4, 112, 113, 114, 2:255, and 24:35.
M Nov. 1 Qur’an, 11, 14, 29, 37, and 54.
W Nov. 3 Qur’an, 2:29-39, 2:117; 4:1; 7:10-36, 7:54, 7:189; 10:4; 20:116-123; 21:16-17; 23:12-14; 27:64; 29:19-20; 32:4; 35 (all); 36:82; 50:38; 51:47-49; 57:4-6; 79:27-33.
F Nov. 5 Qur’an, 2, esp. 149-286.
M Nov. 8 Instructor's choice

Unit 3 Social and Political Encounters

W Nov. 10 Seneca, Selected Letters, 8, 9, 16, 18, 48, 84, and 90.
F Nov. 12 Seneca, “On the Private Life” (e-reserve)
M Nov. 15 Marx, Selected Writings, pp. 54-79.
W Nov. 17 Marx, pp. 98-101, 209-13.
F Nov. 19 Marx, pp. 157-76, 185-86.

Thanksgiving Break

Spring 2011

M Nov. 29 Gandhi, Message of the Gita, (e-reserve); Selected Political Writings, pp. 35-37, 41-42, 44-45, 51-57, 69-71, and 75-79
W Dec. 1 Gandhi, pp. 98-100, 103-07, 121-22, 135-37, and 148-50
F Dec. 3 Pontecorvo, Battle of Algiers.
M Dec 6 Battle of Algiers
W Dec. 8 King, Letter from Birmingham Jail.
F Dec. 10 Instructor's choice

Unit 4 Truth and Doubt

W Jan. 19 Plato, The Symposium, pp. 1-39.
F Jan. 21 Symposium, pp. 40-60.
M Jan. 24 Symposium, pp. 61-77.
W Jan. 26 Augustine, Confessions, 1-3.
F Jan. 28 Confessions, 4-6.
M Jan. 31 Confessions, 7.
W Feb. 2 Confessions, 8-9.
F Feb. 4 Confessions, 10.
M Feb 7 Shakespeare, Othello, I.
W Feb. 9 Othello, II-III.
F Feb. 11 Othello, IV.
M Feb. 14 Othello, V.
W Feb. 16 Galileo, “Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina.”
F Feb. 18 Instructor's choice
M Feb. 21 President’s Day
W Feb. 23 Descartes, Discourse on the Method, 1-3.
F Feb. 25 Discourse, 4.
M Feb. 28 Discourse, 5-6.
W Mar. 2 Kurosawa, Rashomon.
F Mar. 4 Rashomon.
M Mar. 7 Rashomon.
W Mar. 9 Frayn, Copenhagen, I.
F Mar. 11 Copenhagen, II.

Spring Break

Unit 5 Identity and Difference

M Mar. 28 Euripides, Trojan Women, entire
W Mar. 30 Trojan Women.
F Apr. 1 Bible, Paul, Romans 1-8.
M Apr. 4 Romans, 9-end.
W Apr. 6 Broken Spears, 1-5.
F Apr. 8 Broken Spears, 6-10.
M Apr. 11 Broken Spears, 11-15.
W Apr. 13 Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Poems, Protest, and a Dream, “Loa” to “The Divine Narcissus”
F Apr. 15 Sor Juana, “Response to the Most Illustrious Poetess Sor Filotea”
M Apr. 18 Instructor's choice
W Apr. 20 Conrad, Heart of Darkness, Part I
F Apr. 22 Heart of Darkness, Part II
M Apr. 25 Heart of Darkness, Part III
W Apr. 27 Morrison, Beloved, I to end of carnival
F Apr. 29 Beloved, I to Beloved’s dress in the water
M May 2 Beloved, rest of I.
W May 4 Beloved, II.
F May 6 Beloved, IIII.
M May 9 Instructor's choice