History of European Literature I

University of Virginia, English Department, Aug. 2016 - Dec. 2016

Served as a Teaching Assistant for a survey course for lower-level undergrads, cross-listed in English and Comparative Literature departments (2 sections).

Course Description

This course surveys European literature from its origins in Ancient Greece and Rome into the European Renaissance. As a course in literary history, it seeks to develop in students an understanding of period concepts, such as Republican Rome, Medieval and Renaissance, as well as concepts of genre, such as epic, tragedy, and comedy. Readings, sometimes in the form of selections, include: Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey, Euripides’ Bacchae, Virgil’s Aeneid, the Inferno from Dante’s Divine Comedy, several of Montaigne’s Essays, Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, Cervantes’ Don Quixote, and poems by various poets.