Chicago's most popular courses are those that focus on a single
text-close readings designed to open worlds of meaning. This fall,
sat in on six such classes, each devoted to a classic work:
Leon Kass begins at the beginning of Genesis.
in the Translations
Paul Friedrich shows how writers through the ages have interpreted
Soul of the Republic
Jonathan Lear sees Plato in a different light.
with a Satirist
Ned Rosenheim offers signposts to Gullivers Travels.
Mark Strand finds the poetry in Moby-Dick.
Genius of the Everyday
Edward Wasiolek describes the heart of War and Peace.