Languages & Literatures

Upcoming Courses

Courses

If you are familiar with the library resources but want to go beyond the basics, this session will explore some of the more interesting and unusual digital collections and databases. This is an advanced session that builds on the information introduced in Bounty of Boatwright.


Monday, July 29, BLIB Seminar 2 Room 181
Learn how to find books, articles, and other resources that are of interest to you. This session provides an overview for beginners or those new to Osher and includes a virtual tour of the library.


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American writer James Baldwin (1924-1987) may be best known as an activist and essayist, but he was also a groundbreaking writer of novels and short stories. We will read Baldwin's novels, Go Tell It on the Mountain and Giovanni's Room, in which he explores race, religion and sexuality. We will analyze Baldwin's unique voice and talent as a writer and discuss the ways his fiction helps us understand what connects us as human beings. Prerequisites: Be willing to read and engage with complex texts addressing challenging subjects.


Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25, Aug 1, 8, 15, Synchronous Online
Don't let others write your story! We normally think of obituaries as being dreary and solemn. But by adding a little humor to an obituary and straying away from tradition, you can give readers insights into your or your loved one's unique personality. It can create an impression that won't fade away. You will learn obituary writing techniques by writing your own obituary.


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One email; three perfect strangers; and a story unfolds.... Learn how an email paved the way for sick children in Kaunas, Lithuania, to receive blankets made by women who attend Duck United Methodist Church in Duck, NC.


Monday, July 29, TBD - UR Campus (4 seats (16%) remaining)