ENGLISH 124 - College Writing: Writing and Literature
Section: 019
Term: FA 2008
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course, designed to introduce students to college-level writing through engagement with literature, will question the ways in which we presume to divide past and present, traditional and modern, by focusing on our perception of 'Victorian.' As much as 'Victorian' may seem synonymous with old-fashioned, a number of Victorians are quite fashionable at this present moment: consider the popularity of adaptations of Jane Austen's novels or the impact of Wilde's persona on our perception of modern homosexuality, or the continued debate in America on teaching Darwin's theory of evolution. Indeed, perspectives uttered by distinctive nineteenth-century personalities such as Charles Darwin, Jane Austen, and Oscar Wilde enter into current public discourses on the clash between science and religion, the cultural obsession with marriage (despite major changes in dating, or 'courtship,' as Victorians would call it), and the role of politics in sex. In this class, we will analyze key works by the above-mentioned figures, such as selections from Darwin's Origin of the Species and Descent of Man, Austen's Pride and Prejudice, and Wilde's Picture of Dorian Gray and The Importance of Being Earnest or An Ideal Husband. In addition, we will examine, simultaneously, modern invocations, adaptations, interpretations, and revisions of these Victorian works. Analyzing Victorian works in our own contemporary context will allow us to challenge what we presume and privilege as distinctively 'modern' and consider what is at stake in this definition, which we will explore in the various writing activities over the course of the academic term. The written assignments, which will exercise your responsive, analytical, creative, and research skills, necessarily reflect the comparative approach of the course. Simply put, we will not analyze literature in isolation, but in the context of our own cultural moment, informed, nevertheless, by a history that we cannot usually get past.

ENGLISH 124 - College Writing: Writing and Literature
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