Category Archives: Summer School 2019

Which Hogwarts’ house do you belong to?

Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw or Hufflepuff? Discover your house loyalty this summer with William Flesch in his Young Adult Literature class (ENG 21A).

You will explore the purest form of story-telling and ponder what it means to be a person (human or otherwise). Since this is a summer class, the reading list is flexible and at the beginning of the course students and the instructor will brainstorm a set of readings together.

Book options may include:

  • Rowling: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Cooper: The Hunger Games
  • Stevenson: Kidnapped
  • Pullman: The Golden Compass
  • Lewis: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • Valente: Space Opera
  • Lowry: The Giver

Interested in skipping straight to the heart of the narrative? Explore how very short fiction works in William Flesch’s Modern American Short Story class (ENG 180A).

You will be able to propose your preferred reading list and select which short stories you want to explore and examine further this summer. Past picks included writers as different as Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Flannery O’Connor, Richard Wright, and Harry Turtledove.

William Flesch is a Professor of English at Brandeis and works on the “nature of literary experience, from Homer through present day movies, and on what an accurate description of literary experience can offer evolutionary psychologists and cognitive theorists.”  He has been cited by Newsweek as one of America’s “Great College Professors”: https://www.newsweek.com/four-great-college-professors-78703

Space for this summer is filling up quickly so reserve your spot today!

If you have any questions e-mail us at: summerschool@brandeis.edu.

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Summer is coming!

We are excited to announce that the 2019 Summer School Course List is now available! This summer’s offerings will fulfill degree requirements and challenge you to explore new ideas in the classroom.

We know that summers are busy. That is why the Brandeis Summer School provides flexible session options that work with your schedule. You can start your summer by taking a course in Session I from June 3-July 5, 2019. Or if you prefer to have a few weeks off before hitting the books you can start a course in Session II from July 8- August 9, 2019.

Not going to be in Waltham this summer? Don’t worry! You can stay on track by taking an online course during our Online Session from June 3-August 11, 2019.

Whatever you decide, the Brandeis Summer School allows you to pursue your studies from anywhere in the world.

If you have any questions e-mail us at: summersc@brandeis.edu.

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Registration is just around the corner! Remember to subscribe to our e-mail list to be notified of the latest class schedule updates and registration deadlines.