The Ground Beneath Her Feet (1)
This course centers on The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Salman
Rushdie's modern mythological novel about a star-crossed
rock-musician couple. The class discusses how Rushdie relies on
repositories of classical myth, explores the crossing of
cultures in America and elsewhere, embraces the appeal of
alternative history, and demonstrates the power of music.
Religions and Their Gardens (1)
This course surveys the ways in which religions make their
metaphysical and theological beliefs demonstrable in garden
design and practices. Turning attention toward gardens reveals
similar ways in which religious beliefs are made physical.