The following table contains the course's required readings, and the required video materials for viewing.
|WEEK #||TOPICS||READINGS / VIDEO MATERIALS|
|2||I. Romantic Longing|| |
———. "The Narrative: How Tristan Found Iseult of the White Hands and How Love and Death at Last Were Mixed." In We: Understanding the Psychology of Romantic Love. HarperOne, 2009, pp. 119–27. ISBN: 9780062504364.
Casablanca. Directed by Michael Curtiz. Black and White, 102 min. 1942.
|3||II. Love as Duty and Intention|
|4–5||III. Sexual Longing|| |
Lee, Patrick, and Robert P. George. "What Sex Can Be: Self-Alienation, Illusion, or One-Flesh Union." American Journal of Jurisprudence 42, no. 1 (1997):135-57.
"Francisco D'Anconia's Speech: Sex and Morality." Sharing is Living.
|6–7||IV. Agape and Unconditional Love|| |
King, Jr., Martin Luther. "The Power of Non-violence." Teaching American History.org, June 4, 1957.
Murphy, Stephen. "Brief Outline of Gandhi's Philosophy." Mahatma Gandhi Complete Information Website.
"LOVE Lesson 7: Mahatma Gandhi On Love." Gnostic.Org
The following readings are from the New Testament:
1 Corinthians 13 (New International Version), BibleGateway.com.
Matthew 5 (New International Version), BibleGateway.com
1 John 4: 7-19 (New International Version), BibleGateway.com
John 15: 9-19 (New International Version), BibleGateway.com
|8||V. Eros, Sex and Power|| |
Sartre, Jean-Paul. "Concrete Relations With Others." Part 3, Chapter 3 in Being and Nothingness: An Essay on Phenomenological Ontology. Translated by Hazel E. Barnes. Philosophical Library, 1956. [Preview with Google Books]
The Piano. Directed by Jane Campion. Color, 121 min. 1993.
|9–11||VI. Eros as Universal Longing|| |
Love Poems of Rumi. khamush.com
Pulsegod1985. "The Origin Of Love – Hedwig And The Angry Inch." August 13, 2006. YouTube. Accessed August 6, 2013. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zU3U7E1Odc
|12–14||VII. Friendship and Mutuality|| |
Buber, Martin. "First Part." In I and Thou. Translated by Walter Kaufmann. Touchstone, 1971. ISBN: 9780684717258. [Preview with Google Books]
Nicol, Caitrin. "Till Malfunction Do Us Part." (PDF) The New Atlantis 19 (2008): 125–31.
Hegel, G. W. F. Selections on mutual recognition in Phenomenology of Spirit. Translated by A.V. Miller with analysis of the text and foreward by J.N. Findlay. Oxford University Press, 1976. ISBN: 9780198245971.
psicodelicopsicopata. "Paro Baby Seal." May 17, 2007. YouTube. Accessed August 6, 2013. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3npV-npZkxI
TheLowridingChrist. "The Twilight Zone-The Lonely-EP 7 Part 1." September 24, 2011. YouTube. Accessed August 7, 2013. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYbKjSCA-fs
TheLowridingChrist. "The Twilight Zone-The Lonely-Part 2." September 24, 2011. YouTube. Accessed August 7, 2013. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCleX01rPqI
Sex, Lies, and Videotape. Directed by Steven Soderbergh. Color, 100 min. 1989.