MY LIFE IS A JOKE.
Global Christianity HIST 265 FALL 2007
Christianity is now the religion of 1.6 billion people, stronger in southern countries than in its long-time homeland of Europe. This course investigates the ways Christianity shaped, and was shaped by, contact with different world cultures and the ways the globalization of Christianity interacted with other global phenomena like imperialism, nationalism, and modernization. The focus will be on Catholicism and Protestantism in Asia and Africa (wtfwtfwtfwtf), but students interested in other branches of Christianity, or other areas of the world, will be encouraged to write papers on the area of their interest.
Orpheus and Eurydice: The Power of Music MUSC 120 SPRING 2008
The touching story of the inventor of music who reclaims his beloved Eurydice from death, then loses her again, has inspired poets and musicians for centuries. During this course we will scan history for outcroppings of this myth, reading literary texts from the ancient world, including Virgil and Ovid, as well as the modern poetry of Rilke and Ashbery, and delving into more than 30 operas and musical works devoted to this subject. We will pay particular attention to Claudio Monteverdi's opera, ORFEO; Igor Stravinsky's ballet, ORPHEUS; and Philip Glass's chamber opera, ORPHEE (wtfwtfwtfwtfwtf) which uses as its text the actual screenplay of a Jean Cocteau film. In addition to occasional quizzes and a paper, the class will also compose a short theater work with music based on some aspect of this classical Greek myth.
interesting courses la, but er, SO NONSENSE. both were my last 2 choices! :(
this is the thanks i get for spending muchos moolah on presents for fiends today. nyeheheh just wait till you get them, my lucky lollapaloozas!
in other news, met adeline tania nicole tonight for uh, pri 6 miniminigathering at tauhuay place to fulfill my desire for all things soy before i venture into the land of uneatable (omg INEDIBLE) soy burgers. gagg.
ugh. too tired to talk bout things that actually mean something to me, so shall not.