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Consider the following exchange between Faust and his servant Wagner, part of a

Consider the following exchange between Faust and his servant Wagner, part of a larger argument on the value of studying the past. WAGNER How hard it is to master all the stuff For dealing with each and every source, And before you’ve travelled half the course, Pooer devil, you have gone and left this life. FAUST Parchment, tell me,-- that’s the sacred fount you You drink out of, to slake your eternal thirst? The only true refreshment that exists You…

Write a reflection essay based on the following prompt: Sor Juana was a complex

Write a reflection essay based on the following prompt: Sor Juana was a complex figure: a woman in a patriarchal society, a court favorite, a nun who once fired her confessor. Find passages from Sor Juana’s work that help explain or illuminate her cultural power. What do these passages suggest about the woman, her world, and her enduring legacy? If you can not find any passages from her, please reach out so I can find a way to get some…

1. For the Romantics, nature was a path to enlightenment and the Divine. Also,

1. For the Romantics, nature was a path to enlightenment and the Divine. Also, despite their emphasis on emotion, they saw knowledge--in its many forms--as an essential element in the quest for individual and/or spiritual identity. Discuss the intersection of reason, emotion, nature, and spiritualism in The Narrative of the Life of an American Slave and the poems of Wordsworth, Keats, and Tennyson.

There is an ancient type of literature called ‘the apology.’ It’s not ‘apology’

There is an ancient type of literature called ‘the apology.’ It’s not ‘apology’ in the modern sense [“I’m sorry” . . .] but in the sense of a justification for one’s life and actions. If you lived a long time ago, you might have written an “apology”—really a defense of your own behavior—for your own life. You would try to show how, from your point of view, your life wasn’t a waste. Or you might try to show how you’re…

Bestsellers are, by definition, books that many readers read (or at least purcha

Bestsellers are, by definition, books that many readers read (or at least purchase.) How can we understand the possible outcomes and implications of different modes of reading bestsellers (such as therapeutic, anthropological/exoticizing, uncritical/critical, status/contract, Orientalist)? You might think about how readers’ approaches to a text intersect with the postcolonial author's burden of representation (as theorized by Brouillette). You might also frame your answer in terms of the positive, negative, or other aspects of a book being chosen by Oprah for…

Referencing this week’s lecture and TV show, answer each of these questions in o

Referencing this week's lecture and TV show, answer each of these questions in order and label each answer with the corresponding letter (2 pages): How is religion connected to culture? What did you learn about religion in Turkey that you did not already know? What role does religion seem to play in the Turkish TV series, Ethos? Share one personal experience you have had with religious belief or practice, or a religious institution. How has it shaped your worldview? Class…

compare two textual translations of work. We will be using The Maya Creation and

compare two textual translations of work. We will be using The Maya Creation and The book of Genesis. For both comparing and contrasting two text versions or text and other media, please select a 4-8 line passage from one of the works included in the text . Then, find a translation of it in another source. when you have looked at the two translations write a paper that evaluates the two translations on: 1) their strengths and weaknesses 2) their…

Write a reflection paper about the event/lecture in your own word. Write in Engl

Write a reflection paper about the event/lecture in your own word. Write in English (about 200 words). Use Japanese where you can. Post a photo if you like. What to write about for your reflection paper: what you thought was interesting about it (or not) what may have surprised you what you think you may have learned that you hadn't been aware of before what you feel you may not quite have understood and why where you think it fits…

Dante’s Inferno Discussion Question 1 In canto 1, what is the “dark wood/wildern

Dante's Inferno Discussion Question 1 In canto 1, what is the "dark wood/wilderness“ an allegory for? What is the "path" an allegory for? What is the “high hill" an allegory for? What are the beasts an allegory for? In this context, who or what might Virgil or Dante themselves be allegories for? Can you explain the relationships, parallels, or contrasts among these different allegories? 2 In canto 1, what are the leopard, she-wolf, and lion be allegories for? What are…

PLEASE USE THE TWO SUPPORTING DOCS AS LITERARY REFERENCE. I WOULD PREFER A THEME

PLEASE USE THE TWO SUPPORTING DOCS AS LITERARY REFERENCE. I WOULD PREFER A THEME WRITTEN ON GENDER NOMATIVITY OR FEMINIST THEMES. Express your thoughts on why literature matters in modern Chinese history and culture. To illustrate and support your general views on the significance of (Chinese) literature, you must choose at least two literary texts from the class as examples to analyze; This class introduced many concepts such as gender, ableism, representation, and ideology, to name just a few. Review…