ENGLISH 298 - Introduction to Literary Studies
Section: 201
Term: SU 2009
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Requirements & Distribution:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for concentrators in English and Honors English.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course is based on close and theoretically engaged readings of one play and three novels. We will work to develop a critical vocabulary appropriate for literary studies while practicing methods of interrogation within the discipline of English. Analysis of secondary sources (assigned essays) will allow us to identify various theoretical and interpretive strategies. We will be reading two literary “classics” (William Shakespeare’s King Lear and Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway) in conjunction with contemporary novels that “revisit” these “classics” (Jane Smiley’s A Thousand Acres and Michael Cunningham’s The Hours, respectively). Students will write two short (one-page) papers and one longer paper. Estimated Price of books: $45

ENGLISH 298 - Introduction to Literary Studies
Schedule Listing
201 (REC)
MW 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Note: English 239 will be Permission of Instructor after the first day of class.
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ISBN: 0451526937
The tragedy of King Lear, Author: William Shakespeare ; with new and updated critical essays and a revised bibliography ; edited by Russell Fraser., Publisher: Penguin Group 1st Signet 1998
ISBN: 0394577736
A thousand acres, Author: Jane Smiley., Publisher: Knopf 1st ed. 1991
ISBN: 0156628708
Mrs. Dalloway, Author: Virginia Woolf., Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & World 1st Harves 1981
ISBN: 0312243022
The hours, Author: Michael Cunningham., Publisher: Picador USA 2000
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