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LLCU Course Offerings Spring 2021

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LLCU 323: Greek Tragedy

From the dude who killed his father and slept with his mother to the child-slaying sorceress from the Far East, Greek tragedy is rife with monstrous, moving, and memorable characters. Join this course as we explore the Classical Greek tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides and the unique society that produced them. With the help of visual images and videos we will investigate the evolution of Greek tragedy from its ritual beginnings through to the modern era exploring such topics as the cultic origins of theatrical performance, the nature of Greek theaters as well as ancient theatrical production techniques and modern adaptations and reperformance, the social, political and psychological function of theater in Classical Athens, and ancient and modern views of the value and impact of tragic drama.

Instructor: Marcaline J. Boyd

Satisfies Group A breadth requirement

No previous background in Classics required

Honors credit available

LLCU/JWST 333: Israeli Film - Reflecting Dramatic Change: To die or not to die (for your country)?

This course studies fascinating topics in Israeli film, such as the Construction and Deconstruction of the heroic Israeli Sabra, and Ethnic Groups in Israel.  Israeli Film encompasses decades of change and development in Israeli society.  Discussion intensive. 

Instructor: Eynat Gutman

Satisfies Group B and Multicultural requirements

Honors credit available

LLCU 336: Spectacle and Society in Ancient Greece and Rome

Description: From the political machinations of the Athenian tyrant Peisistratus to the mysterious death of the Roman empress Agrippina; from the legendarily strange customs of Spartan men and women to the bloody gladiator and gladiatrix in the Roman arena, Classical culture provides a bounty of stories that continue to engage, surprise, and influence the modern world. In this course, we navigate the changing spaces for women and men to see and be seen as spectacles in antiquity. Specific topics include ancient combat, political intrigue, and the gendering of public and private entertainment.

Instructor: Tyson Sukava

Satisfies Group B breadth requirement

No previous background in Classics required

Honors credit available

LLCU420/620: The Mafia

This course will examine the history of the Sicilian Mafia, as well as its depiction in Italian literature, non-fiction accounts, and film. The second part of the course will focus on how the depiction of the Mafia evolved in popular culture as it moved to the United States. We will look in particular at how American film directors promulgate or challenge the stereotypes of the Mafia and Italian-American identity in such films as The Godfather and GoodFellas, among others.

This course is taught in English.

Instructor: Laura Salsini

No Prerequisites  

Honors credit available

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LLCU Course Offerings Spring 2021
  • Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures
  • Jastak-Burgess Hall
  • University of Delaware
  • 30 East Main St.
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-2591