Human 10b. A Humanities Colloquium: From Beckett to Homer

Stephen Greenblatt, Jay Harris, Sean Kelly, Louis Menand, Melissa McCormick, Leah Whittington

  • SPRING 2017
  • TUESDAYS, 10:00am - 11:29am
  • Location: TBA
  • Class Capacity: 90
  • Consent Required: Instructor


2,500 years of essential works alongside current art events. Hum 10b includes works by Beckett, Woolf, Joyce, Nietzsche, Rousseau, Montaigne, Shakespeare, Murasaki, Augustine, Virgil, Sophocles, and Homer. Works are studied in reverse chronological order.

Course Notes:

All weekly 90-minute sections are led by the professors. Students also receive instruction in writing and join at least one visit to a cultural venue or event in Cambridge or Boston.

Only students who have satisfactorily completed the Fall 2016 term of Hum 10a are eligible to enroll in Hum 10b. This course, when taken together with Humanities 10a, meets the General Education requirements for both Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding and Culture and Belief, as well as the Expos requirement. The course may not be taken Pass/Fail, and auditors are not permitted.