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Summer 2015 Credit Courses: Literature

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online courses iconDark Fairy Tales
To modern audiences, “fairy tale” suggests beautiful princesses and handsome princes, ball gowns, and singing mice, but fairy tales have much darker roots. Alongside true love, innocence, and bravery lies infanticide, incest, murder, and cannibalism. In this course, students study a selection of fairy tales and explore their origins, variants, interpretations, and the archetypal characters who inhabit them.
Note: This course is 100 percent online; please visit www.purchase.edu/online for details.
LIT3295 / 4 credits
Theresa Benaquist
Session II: June 8–July 23

online courses iconShort Fiction
An examination of the “middle genre,” encompassing the novella and the short novel. Readings provide ample opportunity to sample works embodying the intensity of short fiction and some of the expanded characterization and plot development of the novel. Readings include works by several significant 19th- and 20th-century authors from many countries.
Note: This course is 100 percent online; please visit www.purchase.edu/online for details.
LIT3400 / 4 credits
Noncredit option: $625
Rachel McCain
Session IV (Intensive): July 6–24

Posted Feb. 12, 2015

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