History of European Literature II

University of Virginia, English Department, Jan. 2017 - May 2017

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 the seventeenth century to the present. As a course in literary history, it seeks to develop an understanding of period concepts, as well as concepts of genre (including the novel, Romantic lyric, and modern drama) and concepts of literary modes, such as realism and the Gothic. Readings, sometimes in the form of selections, include: Moliere’s Tartuffe, Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, Madame De Lafayette’s The Princess of Cleves, Goethe’s Faust (Part One), Diderot’s Rameau’s Nephew, Hoffmann’s Tales of Hoffmann, Flaubert’s Madame Bovary, Dostoyevsky’s Notes from the Underground, Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, and poems and short stories from Blake, Wordsworth, Eliot, Kafka, Cavafy, Rilke and Calvino.