Over the past few months, our lives seem to have plunged into a dystopian future imagined only in fiction. In this class, we will indulge our fears with a deep dive into three of the most popular fiction novels about epidemics: The Plague by Albert Camus, Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mendel, and World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks.
Reader series classes take you on a deep dive into specific topic or author to gain a more advanced understanding of literature and the world. Experienced instructors will provide history, context, and analysis, and guide in-depth discussion that will help make you an instant expert in a single subject or author’s body of work. Each participant can decide how they choose to engage with the classes. For the best experience, read the work ahead of time. But you can also read the work as the class progresses or after it has concluded. No matter your level of prior knowledge, you will receive a wealth of materials and insights in a condensed period, like a masterclass or a great course, only right here in Cleveland.
This class takes place remotely online via Zoom. Register to receive the zoom link and class instructions.
Carli F. Leone is an English professor who teaches writing at Cleveland State University, Case Western Reserve University, and Tri-C. Her scholarship explores the intersection of medicine and literature. She received her Ph.D. from Northwestern University in Chicago.