Read Great Works is a live archive of student writing about the experiences of reading. Students can search, browse, and submit responses to texts across each other’s Great Works classes.
Try using this site to consider how students before you have approached a text—and find yourself in an ongoing conversation. You can read and comment on responses collected from previous semesters.
All Baruch students are required to take at least one semester of Great Works of Literature I and II, either in the English Department (ENG 2800 and 2850), or in the Department of Modern Languages (LTT 2800 and 2850). The goal of these courses is to set major literary works in their social historical, religious, economic, and political contexts, while covering a truly global range of cultures. Courses compare and contrast cross-cultural conceptions of the relationship between the human and divine, and examine joint human concerns as voiced through timeless works of literature.
Sara Deniz Akant
Thanks to the Baruch students and faculty who participated in our initial Pilot Program in Spring 2020: 2800 and 2850 classes of Professors Laura Kolb, Alexander Lash, Carina Pasquesi, Erica Richardson, Rebecca Salois, Jeanne Stauffer-Merle, Jennifer Sylvor, Victor Zarour Zarzar.
Thanks to the Baruch English Department and the Baruch Center for Teaching and Learning for their resource support.
Thanks to all of our student contributors, including those anonymous.
Cover image by Charles R. Graves