Classes

History & Literature 90ap: American Prizefighting, 1801 to the Present

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2012

This interdisciplinary seminar will explore the history of boxing in the United States, as a significant social and commercial phenomenon in its own right, and as a unique window onto labor practices, race and gender ideologies, and cultural hierarchies in different eras. Readings will be organized around historically resonant fights, and will include media reports, literary texts, films, still images, and scholarship.

Freshman Seminar 35p: Stories of Addiction

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2011
This course examines the role of storytelling in the study of addiction. Much of what is known about addiction is expressed through the medium of the life-story, whether told by addicts, researchers, or imaginative writers. At the same time, stories of addiction and recovery have helped to define modern society's deepest beliefs about the nature of the self and the qualities of the well-lived life. Readings will include memoirs, research publications, fiction, and film.

Freshman Seminar 35p: Stories of Addiction

Semester: 

Offered: 

2010
This course examines the role of storytelling in the study of addiction. Much of what is known about addiction is expressed through the medium of the life-story, whether told by addicts, researchers, or imaginative writers. At the same time, stories of addiction and recovery have helped to define modern society's deepest beliefs about the nature of the self and the qualities of the well-lived life. Readings will include memoirs, research publications, fiction, and film.