- Analyzes, Interprets, and Critiques Literature
- Provides Lively Discussion and Debate
- Develops Cultural Aptitude
These courses provide the opportunity to read and discuss novels, short stories, memoirs, plays, and poetry. You will explore classic and contemporary literature from ancient texts to current bestsellers as you gain skills to analyze, interpret, and critique writing; develop cultural aptitude; and participate in nuanced discussions and lively debates.
This semester, study in-person or from anywhere in the world from the safety and comfort of your home through online or remote instruction.
Read and analyze two recent, acclaimed translations of Fyodor Dostevsky’s most famous novels.
Read the novels of E.M. Forster and learn about his contribution to modern literature.
Read and analyze Virgil’s Aeneid, a thrilling epic and an exploration of the devastation of war.
Register for this Spring 2023 course on the new NYU SPS Academy of Lifelong Learning website. With the award of the 2021 Nobel Prize for...
Read 19th-century classics that have passed the test of time and are still of interest to contemporary readers.
Explore themes—love, death, evil, suffering, and forgiveness—across religious and literary texts from the Western canon and beyond.
Register for this Spring 2023 course on the new NYU SPS Academy of Lifelong Learning website. Though serious literature is often associated...
Register for this Summer 2023 course on the new NYU SPS Academy of Lifelong Learning website. Seen as an artistic failure or an...
Discover a generation of authors likely to set literary trends well into the 21st century.
Examine the key themes, overall message, and place in cultural and literary history of Dante’s Inferno.