Splash Biography

ELIAS KLEINBOCK, Amateur beatboxer who thinks on the side

Major: Literature

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2014

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Past Classes

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H788: Modernism in Splash Fall 13 (Nov. 09, 2013)
This class will discuss the shifting boundaries between poetry, visual art, and music -- how did the modernist turn to examining the mechanics of language lead to a dissolution of distinctions between these art forms? How do poetry, art, and music affect us differently -- what are their different methods and mechanisms? People with an interest in thinking about poetry, language, and ideas should take this course -- we'll be reading some poems, doing some close reading, and talking about the fascinating shifts in the uses of language at the turn of the century.

H790: Religions, East and West in Splash Fall 13 (Nov. 09, 2013)
Let's talk about divinity! What do various traditions -- literary and religious -- have to tell us about transcendence and our (human) relationship to it? How do we think about the physical world -- is there anything else? Why do we keep asking these questions?

S604: Reading Poetry in Sprout Fall 13 (Oct. 05 - 19, 2013)
We're going to close-read a few poems and talk about the art of poetics, the way authors use imagery and meter to convey important human themes, and the way the written word can be variably interpreted and played with.

H127: The Ten Commandments in Splash Spring 12 (Mar. 24, 2012)
Using methods of biblical exegesis and literary analysis, we will discuss the varying interpretation and method of reading the 10 Commandments in Exodus. We will discuss the function of law in a religious community, the concept of a "covenant" between humans and God, and the meaning of commandments such as the prohibition of idolatry and the establishment of the Sabbath. If you want to dive to the core of one of the foundational texts of Western civilization, or are just interested in talking about a few fascinating ideas, come on by!

H128: The Surreal in Literature -- Short Stories by Julio Cortazar in Splash Spring 12 (Mar. 24, 2012)
Find out how a piece of literature can entirely invert your perspective on life. Julio Cortazar's short stories are full of confused identity and fantastical elements and are AWESOME.

H38: The Ten Commandments in Splash Fall 11 (Oct. 22, 2011)
What is the significance of the Ten Commandments? They form the bedrock of the Abrahamic religions, but what else can we find hidden away in this short text? We will be doing a close reading of the Ten Commandments, paying special attention to the divine and human relationships that are involved, as well as some contextual information that might illuminate some hidden features of these famous laws.

H43: Introduction to Constitutional Law in Splash Fall 11 (Oct. 22, 2011)
A brief overview of some of the major decisions and cases in American constitutional law.