ENGLISH 124 - College Writing: Writing and Literature
Section: 017
Term: FA 2009
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Course Note:
This course studies the intersection between critical thinking and persuasive writing, and, using literary texts as the point of reference, takes as its goal the development of the student's skill at writing cogent expository and argumentative prose.
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.

What a lark! What a plunge!” — Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf

You might be asking yourselves — what does she mean by “mixing genres”? By “mixing”? By “genres”? And furthermore what does she mean by “Modernism” (perhaps the most vexed category of them all)? All of these bubbling questions might be forming a larger looming anxiety — what am I getting myself into? I thought this was supposed to be a composition class! I will start with the final questions first: Yes, this is a writing course. You are getting yourself into an intensive introduction to college writing, specifically an introduction focused on learning how to write (and think) about the literary texts that you will read in this course (and beyond!). We will be reading and discussing a selection of “Modernist” texts written primarily in the Anglo-American context and published between the years of 1890 and 1945. We will look at how “Modernism” has been defined and also how it conceived of itself and its own aesthetic practices. The texts for this course include works by Virginia Woolf, T.S. Eliot, James Joyce, W. B. Yeats, Henry James and others. We will be investigating and reading many different “genres” of writing: novels, poems, novellas, short stories, essays, memoirs, letters, etc. We will simultaneously be exploring different generic possibilities in our own writing — questioning what permutations the collegiate literary essay offers and experimenting in our own writing and in our thinking about how to write about texts. Additionally, we will work to simultaneously enhance our understanding of the texts we read and the ways in which we write by continually questioning assumptions that we may have about reading and writing. We will challenge our comfortable categories of value and discuss why certain texts please us more than others — and how they accomplish this. We will be working collaboratively on a daily basis to develop our reading and writing within the supportive community of the class — your classmates will be instrumental sites of learning in this course.

ENGLISH 124 - College Writing: Writing and Literature
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NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.


ISBN: 0156030411
A room of one's own, Author: Virginia Woolf., Publisher: Harvest Books 1st Harves 2005
Required
ISBN: 0312406916
The turn of the screw : complete, authoritative text with biographical, historical, and cultural contexts, critical history, and essays from contemporary critical perspectives, Author: Henry James. Ed. by Peter G. Beidler., Publisher: Bedford/St. Martins's 2. ed. 2004
Required
ISBN: 0312080735
James Joyce, The dead : complete, authoritative text with biographical and historical contexts, critical history, and essays from five contemporary critical perspectives, Author: ed. by Daniel R. Schwarz., Publisher: Bedford Books of St. Martin's Press 5. print. 1994
Required
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