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Literature, Philosophy, & Culture (LPC)
Literature, Philosophy, & Culture session (LPC) is designed for students with an interest in the expression and interpretation of creativity and culturally significant texts. Participants study fiction, philosophy, poetry, theater, film, music, visual arts, dance, and other creative arts.
Instructional staff will frame texts and media comparatively and internationally, enabling students to think more fluently about their places in the world and cultivate the skills to better articulate themselves in speaking and writing. Students will be presented with interdisciplinary and international perspectives and will consider the function of the arts and humanities when inspiring solutions to social problems and dilemmas.
Sample Lecture Offerings:
- “Dancing in the Multiverse” by Emily Coates
- “Killing, Letting Die, and the Trolley Problem” by Shelly Kagan
- “Liner Notes for Beyonce: Going to the Territory Five Years After Lemonade” by Daphne Brooks
Sample Seminar Offerings:
- Remembering Catastrophe, and Catastrophic Memories: The Philosophies and Politics of Articulating the Second World War
To Tell in the Dark: Exploring the Macabre in Film Score, Literature, and Visual Art
- Black Feminisms and Popular Culture
The World of Shamanism, or How Body Shapes a Belief
- Finding Mister Kurtz: Reading Heart of Darkness in the Twenty First Century
Is LPC a Good Fit for Me?
If you are intrigued by any of the following questions, then this session is a great choice:
- What makes an argument compelling?
- In what ways can dance function as a political statement?
- How do economics impact the production of art?
- What potential for expression does music offer when words fail us?
- Where does meaning come from in avant-garde film?