COMPLIT 122 - Writing World Literatures
Section: 004 World Detectives
Term: FA 2009
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:

Though a popular rhetoric book makes the claim that 'everything is an argument', in this course we will work under another mantra: everything is an investigation. This course will focus on the figure of the detective in fiction and journalism. Later, we will attempt to expand the figure of the detective to all other sorts of thinkers and writers, from physicists and philosophers to Supreme Court Justices. We will read, among other things Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, David Foster Wallace, Roberto Bolaño, Albert Einstein and the Supreme Court Case Grutter v. Bollinger. Students will have the opportunity to make four of their own investigations, resulting in four academic papers, looking into topics as diverse as literature, U.S. case law, local happenings and "reality." Students and instructor will work together through a variety of readings plus loads of peer reviewing and writing in order to discover the crucial elements of academic writing and argumentation.

COMPLIT 122 - Writing World Literatures
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
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29123
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MWF 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (REC)
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32841
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
004 (REC)
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37281
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MWF 11:00AM - 12:00PM
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42899
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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