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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 21L.325 (Spring 2007) 
  • Course Title:
  • Small Wonders: Staying Alive 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Literature 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. John Hildebidle 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 21L.325 Small Wonders: Staying Alive

    Spring 2007

    Course Highlights

    21L.325 Small Wonders: Staying Alive

    Spring 2007

    Profile portrait in black and white, and James' signature appears below.
    Portrait of Henry James. James' text Daisy Miller is read during this course. (Image courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Carl Van Vechten Collection. Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-67805 [b&w film copy neg.].)

    Course Description

    This course closely examines a coherent set of short texts and/or visual works. The selections may be the shorter works of one or more authors (poems, short stories or novellas), or short films and other visual media. Additionally, we will focus on formal issues and thematic meditations around the title of the course "Staying Alive." Content varies from semester to semester.

    Recommended Citation

    For any use or distribution of these materials, please cite as follows:

    John Hildebidle, course materials for 21L.325 Small Wonders: Staying Alive, Spring 2007. MIT OpenCourseWare (, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Downloaded on [DD Month YYYY].


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