CC.S10 | Spring 2007 | Undergraduate
Prohibition and Permission

Readings

Readings by Session

For some of the readings, links to e-texts are provided below.

SES # TOPICS READINGS
1 Introduction: On course themes and writing expectations (no readings)
2 Eating: Hunger, taste, and smell Rozin, P., and A. E. Fallon. “A Perspective on Disgust.” Psychological Review 94 (1987): 23-41. (The article’s abstract is available.)
3 Disgust
4 Bible Dietary Laws: Genesis 2:24-3:16, 8:20-9:11, Levictus 11
5 Tazria & Metzorah: Levictus 12:1-15:33, 2nd Kings 4:42-5:19, 7:3-20
6 Acts 10, Acts 11, Mark 7:14-22
7 Bible as Literature
8 Mary Rowlandson Mary Rowlandson’s Bible: Rowlandson, Mary. “Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson.”
9 Rowlandson and Survival
10-13 Melville, Typee Melville, Herman. Typee. Reprint ed. New York, NY: Penguin Classics, 1996. ISBN: 9780140434880.
14 Library research workshop The Information Navigator: A self-help guide to quality information (MIT Libraries)
15 Kafka Kafka, Franz. “Letter to His Father.” In The Complete Stories. New York, NY: Schocken, 1995. ISBN: 9780805210552.
16 Kafka, Franz. “The Metamorphosis.” In The Complete Stories. New York, NY: Schocken, 1995. ISBN: 9780805210552.
17 Kafka, Franz. “The Hunger Artist.” In The Complete Stories. New York, NY: Schocken, 1995. ISBN: 9780805210552.
18 Kafka: Parental Expectations, Body Image, Eating Disorders
19-23 Shakespeare, Twelfth Night Shakespeare, William. Twelfth Night.
24 Reports on research papers (no readings)
25-26 Desai, Fasting, Feasting

Desai, Anita. Fasting, Feasting. Mariner Books, 2000. ISBN: 9780618065820.

27 Conclusion (no readings)
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