There’s something about a fresh syllabus. A sincerely grandiose course description, all those readings curated just for you, a schedule that promises a beginning, middle, and end. If I could’ve stayed in school forever, I might have. Alas, the working world came for me eventually.
But even if we’re not in school anymore, should we be deprived of the sweet, sweet rush of a new syllabus? I say no! So did these ten writers, who I greatly admire, and who generously shared with us the courses they love to teach (or hope to teach one day). Each syllabus is accompanied by a refreshingly un-stodgy reading list and a few words about what makes the topic so special.
Take a full course load this fall or dip in and out as you please. Your scholarly journey awaits. Bon voyage, fellow students!
–Eliza Smith, Special Projects Editor