At one point, W.H. Auden was an instructor at the U of Michigan. The undergrad-level course (which met for two hours a week over a single semester) was titled “Fate and the Individual in European Literature.” The New York Daily News has published a copy of the reading list from Auden’s syllabus. It’s not too shabby:
Well, it was an upper-level undergrad course. Still, a roughly 6-kilopage reading load is pretty impressive. I may bust this out the next time my kids gripe about their assignments.
A tip of the Mondo Mortarboard to colleague and friend Marilyn Dallman Seymour, via Facebook.