The Glorious American Essay

ALL1367-Z     12 Weeks     Mondays 10:30-11:50     Start Date 9-Sep
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The course discusses essays. Essays can offer opinions, impart knowledge and information, or share personal experience. This semester, we will be discussing essays from the book The Glorious American Essay, edited by Phillip Lopate. The discussion of the essays revolves around considering the time period in which they were published as well as their continued relevance to today. Many of the essays are by writers you know, from the 18th century up to the 21st. Class members are encouraged to summarize an essay of their choice, describe the background of its author, and ask questions to the group for discussion. Two essays will be discussed each week. Please purchase the essay anthology, The Glorious American Essay, edited by Phillip Lopate, Anchor Books, available at Amazon or other book sellers. We will email the class a few weeks before the class begins with the two essays for week one.

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.