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Brilliant Minds

Literary genius can take innumerable shapes and forms through novels, plays, or poetry. Brilliant minds use their gifts to entertain, inspire, engage, and enlighten us about philosophical and artistic concerns, social trappings, and human conceit. In this course, read examples of genius, including poems by Sappho; Augustine, Confessions; Murasaki, The Tale of Genji; Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet; Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France; Huong, Spring Essence; Pushkin, Eugene Onegin; Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God; Bellow, The Adventures of Augie March; and Roy, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Increased cultural literacy
  • Knowledge of major authors and texts

Ideal for

  • The curious and creative
  • Professionals who use critical thinking
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.


    • Section

    • Semester

      Spring 2018
    • Date

      Feb 6 - Apr 24
    • Day

    • Time

      • In-Person
    • Format

      • In-Person
    • Sessions

    • Faculty

      Arcese, Peter
    • Location

      Midtown Center
    Tuition $450