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Prof. Flesch – One of Newsweek’s “Four Great College Professors”

Did you know that Newsweek Magazine named Brandeis Professor of English Literature William Flesch one of their “Four Great College Professors”?:
http://www.newsweek.com/2009/08/11/in-search-of-great-professors.html

This summer, Prof. Flesch is offering three great summer classes at Brandeis:

Antique English PenENG 33a – Shakespeare
Survey Shakespeare’s most powerful dramatic plays representing all periods of Shakespeare’s dramatic career.

ENG 147a – Film Noir
Study the classics of the film noir genre like “The Killers,” “The Maltese Falcon,” “Touch of Evil” as well as more modern contributions to the genre like “Chinatown,” and “Bladerunner”.

ENG 180a – Modern American Short Story
Explore the masterworks of American short fiction from the last hundred years.  Read stories by Henry James, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Cather, Flannery O’Connor, Hammett, West, Pynchon, Denis Johnson, and Stuart Dybeck.

Summer School is a fantastic opportunity for students to take a class with one of the top teachers in the country in a smaller, more intimate, summer class setting.


Exciting new class on Israeli music

Are you mesmerized by the musical traditions of the State of Israel? If so, a new summer course, MUS 18b – Musical Evolution in the Land of Israel, may be just what you’re looking for this summer!

Whether you are a fan of Israeli folk music, Zohar Argov and Musiqa Mizrahit, Israeli Rock, or Hadag Nachash’s uniquely Israeli form of hip hop/rap, this exciting new class will offer students a rewarding opportunity to study the fascinating and richly diverse forms of music encountered in Israel. Throughout this 5-week course, students will be encouraged to read, listen and share their thoughts in a cozy, seminar atmosphere. In addition, several films will be shown and discussed in class.

This class is being offered by Gilad Harel and meets in the first Summer Session (May 31-July 1, 2011).  The course meets on Mondays, Tuesday and Thursdays from 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM.  Students can review a course syllabus for “MUS 18b – Musical Evolution in the Land of Israel” online.  To find out more about this course, and other Brandeis Summer School courses, visit the Summer School website.