ALL1350-Z Second 6 Weeks Mondays 12:00-1:20 Start Date 18-Mar
Zoom Limit 15
In this session, we will be discussing the essays that are included in The Best American Essays 2022. The discussion of the essays revolves around considering the themes of the essays and how the author presents his point of view. Class members are encouraged to summarize an essay of their choice, describe the background of its author, and lead a discussion of the essay. Two essays will be discussed each week. The text for the course is The Best American Essays 2022, edited and with an introduction by Alexander Chee. Reading assignments for the first class will be sent to the class in the introductory email. This course can be taken separately or together with the previous Discussing the Essay course.
Text: The Best American Essays 2022 Edited and with an Introduction by Alexander Chee
First Assignment: Reading assignments for the first class will be sent to the class in the introductory email.
Coordinator: Brett Burgess
Brett has been taking ALL classes for three years. He is a passionate reader, especially of the classics, and loves to discuss all genres of literature, including essays.
Coordinator: Deborah Titolo
Deborah is a retired high school librarian who has co-led numerous classes in Global Literature at her local ALL. She has co-led the classes at the Cape ALL ‘A Different Take on American History.’ and ‘Great Decisions’. She has participated in all three previous semesters of the Essays course.