21L.315 | Spring 2014 | Undergraduate

Prizewinners: Nobelistas

Course Description

This half-semester Samplings course, worth six instead of the typical twelve credits, drew attention to the thirteen female Nobel laureates. As the MIT Literature website explains, Samplings serve students looking for "a less intensive, more discussion and reading oriented …
This half-semester Samplings course, worth six instead of the typical twelve credits, drew attention to the thirteen female Nobel laureates. As the MIT Literature website explains, Samplings serve students looking for “a less intensive, more discussion and reading oriented way of continuing literary study.” Secondly, “they allow the Literature Faculty to offer occasional subjects that cannot be permanently and regularly offered. Finally, they are a site of experimentation—a way of trying out new authors and new themes.”
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The photo shows a smiling Toni Morrison at the podium during her keynote address at the American Library Association General Opening Session in 2010.
Photo of Toni Morrison, one of thirteen women who have won a Nobel Prize in Literature. (Courtesy of the American Library Association on Flickr. Creative Commons license BY-NC-SA.)