COMPLIT 122 - Writing World Literatures
Section: 004 Writing in Voices
Term: FA 2007
Subject: Comparative Literature (COMPLIT)
Department: LSA Comparative Literature
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Waitlist Capacity:
100
Cost:
0
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

How does the voice you adopt to tell a story shape the way the story sounds? When you write in English, this is an especially tricky question, since there are so many different communities of speakers you can address. You may imagine yourself one way writing to your grandmother in Madras, and another way when writing to your friends in Miami, Monrovia or Melbourne. This course will combine readings from a range of times and places (an Indian play from the 4th century in older and newer versions, American folktales from the 1930s, Homer rewritten in Renaissance England or in the Caribbean of today) with creative assignments that encourage you to travel imaginatively in time and place in your own writing. This course aims to help you test out for yourself what stories sound like in a range of different Englishes and explain the significance of those differences. You will be graded on your active participation in class discussion, weekly writing exercises, comments on fellow students papers, and a final take-home examination.

COMPLIT 122 - Writing World Literatures
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MWF 9:00AM - 10:00AM
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MWF 11:00AM - 12:00PM
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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