*Abbreviations under the "Available" column: A = Available // NA = Not Available // R = Previously Registered // WL = Currently on the Wait List

Humanities Forum: Essay as Memoir, Memoir as Essay


Short, foundational texts by George Orwell, Mary McCarthy, Gore Vidal, James Baldwin, Carlos Fuentes, and Walter Benjamin. Participants will frame and present their own interpretive questions to launch a lively socratic discussion for form and meaning, moderated by the instructor, who will not lecture.
Note: This course does not meet on Tuesday, November 21.

Instructor Bio:

David Lee Rubin received his PhD from the University of Illinois. He taught at The University of Chicago before moving in 1969 to UVA, where he is a professor emeritus of French. A Guggenheim Fellow, he has written three books on the early modern French lyric. He also founded and edited two scholarly journals, directs Rookwood Press, and is the principal of Fox Hill Editorial. For further information, see his LinkedIn profile or visit the following: http://www.foxhilleditorial.org/about-fox-hill-editorial.

Required Reading:

The Art of the Personal Essay, edited by Phillip Lopate (any edition), most easily obtained in new or used hard-cover or paperback editions from on-line sources (e.g. Amazon, Barnes&Noble, Bookfinder, AbeBooks). Allow three weeks for delivery.

Recommended Reading:

Appropriate entries in Wikipedia.

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
B17 David Rubin Oct 31, Nov 7, 14, 28, Dec 5, 12 Tu 2:30-4:00 p.m. Senior Center WL

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