ENGLISH 124 - College Writing: Writing and Literature
Section: 032
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.
Primary Instructor:

“There is no understanding of the city that is not mediated by our literary imaginations.”

Why, as Gary Bridge and Sophie Watson argue, do literary depictions of the urban (so) powerfully influence our own perceptions?   How do various authors, across different genres, construct the city as a both a physical and a sociopolitical space?   How does the city shape characters’ feelings and experiences, and how is our vision of the city filtered through them?   Which forces divide the city and its inhabitants, and what brings them together?   Writing focused, original, and compelling arguments begins with asking questions that fascinate and puzzle us.  With these — and more — questions in mind, students will hone their skills in close reading, interpretation, and analytic writing on the topic of cities in twentieth-century fiction.  The texts we will explore have yet to be finalized, but may include Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities, Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway, portions of Edwidge Danticat’s Krik? Krak!, and Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns, as well as Andrea S. Lunsford’s The Everyday Writer.  Through critical reading and class discussion, students will analyze the nuanced ways in which authors use language (and visual imagery) to compose characters, convey mood, engineer plot and drama, construct interweaving themes, and envision the city. 

This course aims to develop student’s fluency in several genres of academic writing that will play a significant role in their undergraduate careers.  Engaging with literary, visual, and critical texts, students will work closely with their peers and the instructor to complete a series of drafts and revisions that culminate in four final papers.  By breaking down these papers into successive stages of writing, workshopping, and revision, students will develop awareness of their own writing process.  Our analysis of fictionalized cities will provide critical models for students to examine their own use of language to build solid, well-supported arguments about literary texts.  My goal for this course is to create an environment where students feel comfortable asking questions and working together as we navigate the challenges — and revel in the satisfaction — of creative inquiry and effective analytic writing. 

ENGLISH 124 - College Writing: Writing and Literature
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ISBN: 0143039830
The New York trilogy : City of glass, Ghosts, The locked room, Author: Paul Auster ; introduction by Luc Sante., Publisher: Penguin Books 2006
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ISBN: 0312423608
Paul Auster city of glass, Author: adaptation by Paul Karasik and David Mazzucchelli ; new introduction by Art Mazzucchelli., Publisher: Picador/Henry Holt 1st Picado 2004
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