The 1990s

 

“I remember… students entering with little sense of what books offered and little idea of how to write essays, and leaving with a good sense of both.”


SAMPLE TEXTS

  • Aristotle, Poetics
  • Augustine, The City of God
  • Beowulf
  • Bhagavad Gita
  • Camus, The Plague
  • Canadian constitutional and legal documents
  • Canetti, Auto Da Fe
  • Carr, Klee Wyck
  • Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
  • Dante, Inferno
  • Dawkins, The Selfish Gene
  • Donne, Selected Poetry
  • Douglas, Autobiography
  • Ellison, Invisible Man
  • Euripides, The Bacchae
  • Faulkner, Absalom, Absalom
  • Foucault, Madness and Civilization
  • Freud, Civilization and Its Discontents
  • Gandhi, Autobiography
  • Gay, The Beggar’s Opera
  • Genesis
  • Gould, Mismeasure of Man
  • Graves, Goodbye to All That
  • Koestler, Darkness at Noon
  • Lessing, The Four-Gated City
  • Mahabharata
  • Marlowe, Doctor Faustus
  • Ong, Orality and Literacy
  • Orwell, 1984
  • Plato, Republic
  • Rousseau, Discourse on Equality
  • Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida
  • Shelley, Frankenstein
  • Silko, Ceremony
  • Sophocles, Oedipus Rex
  • Song of Roland
  • Tan, The Joy Luck Club
  • Taylor, The Politics of Recognition
  • Wollstencraft, Vindication of the Rights of Women
  • Wordsworth, Selected Poems

THEMES AND BROCHURES

 

  • The Human Condition (1990/91; 1991/92; 1992/93)
  • Cultures in Contrast (1990/91; 1991/92)
  • The Spirit and the Land (1992/93; 1993/94)
  • Power and Freedom (1993/94; 1994/95)
  • Nature or Nurture? (1994/95; 1995/96)
  • Authority and Autonomy (1995/96; 1996/97)
  • Reason and Passion (1996/97; 1997/98)
  • The Individual and Society: Cross-Cultural Perspectives (1997/98; 1998/99)
  • (In)Humanity: The Boundaries of the Human (1998/99; 1999/2000)
  • Apocalypse, Utopia, Dystopia: Western and Chinese (1999/2000)