Senior English students explore Nobel Prize winners in senior seminar
Friday, January 4, 2013 - 712 hits
Several Penn State Altoona English students offered senior seminar presentations on Friday, December 14, 2012. The course English 487W was subtitled "Exploring Nobel Prize Winners and their Oeuvres."
As part of the course, students and faculty member Laura Rotunno read and explored what presumably are some of the greatest works of literature written. More specifically, the class discussed what Alfred Nobel may have meant when he asked that his Literature Prize be bestowed on "the person who shall have produced in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction." The papers the students presented on December 14 explored why the texts they chose to research were outstanding introductions to the ideals and talents of the Nobel Prize winner they discuss.
The students enrolled in the senior seminar were Erin Horning, Sarah McDonald, Caitlin McGeary, Patrick McMullen, Carl Sell, Taylor Sutton, and Sidney Young.
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