Small Wonders: Staying Alive

Profile portrait in black and white, and James' signature appears below.

Portrait of Henry James. James' text Daisy Miller is read during this course. (Image courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Carl Van Vechten Collection. Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-67805 [b&w film copy neg.].)


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Spring 2007



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This course closely examines a coherent set of short texts and/or visual works. The selections may be the shorter works of one or more authors (poems, short stories or novellas), or short films and other visual media. Additionally, we will focus on formal issues and thematic meditations around the title of the course "Staying Alive." Content varies from semester to semester.

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John Hildebidle. 21L.325 Small Wonders: Staying Alive. Spring 2007. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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