Advanced English Seminar: Literature of Music

Upper School

Grade 11, Grade 12


Open to Grades 11-12

Credits: 0.5

Music will be both the theme and the subject for our course of study, and for some of the texts we read, music will in fact be part of the very process of their creation. At times it will be a central metaphor, and at times this will radiate out to ideas about performance itself. One other question posed by many of these texts is the question of practice. What are the processes by which we can pay more careful attention to the world around us, and how might this enhance our ways of being in the world? Texts under consideration include A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan, Olio by Tyehimba Jess, and Crazy Brave by Joy Harjo.

Offered Fall 2023