For Man is a Centaur: Reading Primo Levi

A reading-intensive advanced fiction workshop dedicated to a close reading of Primo Levi’s The Periodic Table, an indefinable masterpiece of Italian literature which combines autobiographical and fictional elements, calling into question the equivocal relationship between truth and invention. Careful analysis of this text will serve as an ongoing frame of reference for class discussion and creative inspiration.

Prerequisites and Restrictions

Application required. Not open to first year undergraduates. Application deadline is November 17, 2021.




Tuesdays, 2:30-4:20 PM


Jhumpa Lahiri