The Literature of Fame: From Antiquity to the Enlightenment
Professor David Blake
This course focuses on the changing meaning of fame from Ancient Greece to the Enlightenment. Intended for both English majors and Liberal Learning students, the course offers an interdisciplinary approach to the moral and philosophic questions that fame raises about character, honor, morality, citizenship, value, and mortality. Readings may include works by Homer, Virgil, St. Augustine, Marlowe, Shakespeare, Dickinson, and Keats.