Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages

Histories and Futures of Humanistic Education: Culture and Crisis, Books and MOOCs

Subject Code: 
COMPLIT
Course Number: 
265
Crosslisted as: 
DLCL 265
Description: 

This course looks at, and debates, certain features of online education specifically as they relate to the humanities and notions of engaged critical learning. It is a collaborative course. We will work in tandem with Professor Cathy Davidson's course at Duke, "The History and Future of High Education", using live chats, Google documents, and other forums to interact with students at Duke (and at the University of Maryland and other colleges and universities nationally). Each campus will use a slightly different syllabus, linked to each instructor's particular angle into this general subject, but we will also have many readings and exercises in common. We see this as a critical moment in education, and connect this topic to its historical, cultural, political, and ethical implications. Our Stanford course looks at early discussions about education and culture (Arnold's Culture and Anarchy) and then works through a key moment in the mid-twentieth century whose premises still have influence - the famous Two Cultures (humanities, sciences) debate. We next delve into the radical responses to educational reform in France and the US in the late 1960s, and finally consider the changing state of funding, value, and cultural critique in the late twentieth and early-twenty-first century. In particular we examine the idea of education as a personal, collective, and intensely intellectual endeavor which is shaped by and shapes societies. We focus specifically on the idea of the "public good" and the relation between education and a democratic society.

Instructor: 
David Palumbo-Liu
Term: 
Win
Academic Year: 
2013-14
Units: 
5
Day/Time: 
W 2:15 PM - 5:05 PM

Honors Thesis Seminar

Subject Code: 
DLCL
Course Number: 
189A
Description: 

 

For undergraduate majors in DLCL departments; required for honors students. Planning, researching, and writing an honors thesis. Oral presentations and peer workshops. Research and writing methodologies, and larger critical issues in literary studies.
Instructor: 
Dan Edelstein
Term: 
Aut
Academic Year: 
2013-14
Units: 
4
Day/Time: 
Th 1:15 PM - 3:05 PM

Introduction to Graduate Studies: Criticism as Profession

Subject Code: 
DLCL
Course Number: 
369
Crosslisted as: 
COMPLIT 369
Crosslisted as: 
FRENCH 369
Crosslisted as: 
GERMAN 369
Crosslisted as: 
ITALIAN 369
Description: 

 

A number of faculty will present published work and discuss their research and composition process. We will read critical, theoretical, and literary texts that address, in different ways, "What is a World?" Taught in English.
Instructor: 
Gregory (Grisha) Freidin
Instructor: 
Dan Edelstein
Term: 
Aut
Academic Year: 
2013-14
Units: 
5
Day/Time: 
F 2:15 PM - 5:05 PM

Melanie Macdonald

Office Hours: 
by appointment only
Language(s): 
English

Interdisciplinary Workshop on Grappling with Atrocities in Culture and Law

Date: 
Monday, 17 June 2013 - 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
CISAC Conference Center, 2nd Floor, Encina Hall (616 Serra St. Stanford, CA 94305)
Language: 
English

This interdisciplinary workshop brings together scholars from the fields of law, political science and international relations, history, literature, film and digital humanities to examines the different ways societies address and judge war and conflict-related atrocities in the post-1945 era. 

Lecture by Xavier Pla (Universitat de Girona): “Barcelona, 1925, at the Edge of Genres: Toward a Definition of Literary Journalism”

Date: 
Monday, 1 April 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: 
Pigott Hall, Rm 252
Speaker: 
Xavier Pla (Universitat de Girona)

For more information contact Joan Ramon Resina jrresina@stanford.edu

Co-sponsored by the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages; the Stanford Humanities Center and the Iberian Studies Program at the Freeman Spogli Institute’s Europe Center

 

VIDEO RECORDING OF THE TALK (press here) 

Lecture by Katina Rogers on "Humanities Unbound: Careers and Scholarship Beyond the Tenure Track"

Date: 
Wednesday, 17 April 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: 
Pigott Hall (260), Room 252
Speaker: 
Katina Rogers
Focal Group: 
Humanities Education

The Unbearable Lightness of Bones: a Colloquium by Professor Brad Epps

Date: 
Monday, 20 May 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Location: 
Pigott Hall (Building 260), Room 252
Speaker: 
Professor Brad Epps

Join the DLCL for a colloquium with Professor Brad Epps (Harvard University & Cambridge University)! Lunch will be served!

Renaissances

Subject Code: 
DLCL
Course Number: 
223
Description: 

The Renaissances Group brings together faculty members and students from over a dozen departments at Stanford to consider the present and future of early modern studies (provisionally framed as a period spanning the fourteenth through the seventeenth centuries) within the humanities. Taking seriously the plural form of the group's name, we seek to explore the early modern period from the widest range of disciplinary, cultural, linguistic, and geographical perspectives possible.

Instructor: 
Roland Greene
Focal Group(s): 
Renaissances
Term: 
Win
Term: 
Spr
Academic Year: 
2012-13
Units: 
1

Performance

Subject Code: 
DLCL
Course Number: 
221
Description: 

The Performance Group brings together diverse departments within the DLCL with other disciplines, such as Drama, to achieve a cross-pollination: to reinvigorate performance theory through our own consciously re-mediated research interests, methodologies, and forms of scholarly expression. Drawn to topics involving space, temporality, and embodiment, we still want to 'do things with words.'

Instructor: 
Monika Greenleaf
Instructor: 
Peggy Phelan
Focal Group(s): 
Performance
Term: 
Win
Term: 
Spr
Academic Year: 
2012-13
Units: 
1
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