ENGLISH 298 - Introduction to Literary Studies
Section: 102
Term: SP 2010
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Course Note:
ENGLSIH 298 is a gateway class, designed as a prerequisite for upper-level English courses.
Credits:
2
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Advisory Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for concentrators in English and Honors English.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

In Six Memos for the Next Millennium, Italo Calvino writes, “From my youth on, my personal motto has been the old Latin tag, Festina lente, hurry slowly.” One of the things that attracts him to the phrase, Calvino tells us, is the suggestiveness of its emblems. “I have always preferred emblems that throw together incongruous and enigmatic figures, as in a rebus,” he writes. “Such are the butterfly and crab that illustrate Festina lente in the sixteenth-century collection of emblems by Paulo Giovio.” The butterfly and the crab might serve as emblems for this class, as they remind us of the dual energies that animate much of our art. Under their banner, we’ll hurry slowly over a number of works (two plays and a novel, plus stories, poems, and essays), always keeping in mind the qualities that Calvino identifies as essential to great literature: lightness, quickness, exactitude, visibility, and multiplicity.

Texts: (1) Six Memos for the Next Millennium, Italo Calvino; (2) A Midsummer Night’s Dream, William Shakespeare; (3) The Portable Dorothy Parker, Marion Meade, ed.; (4) The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, Milan Kundera; (5) Invisible Cities, Italo Calvino; (6) Angels in America, Tony Kushner

ENGLISH 298 - Introduction to Literary Studies
Schedule Listing
101 (REC)
P
50755
Open
23
 
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TuTh 8:30AM - 10:30AM
Note: English 239 will be Permission of Instructor after the first day of class.
102 (REC)
P
50757
Open
14
 
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MW 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Note: English 239 will be Permission of Instructor after the first day of class.
103 (REC)
P
50759
Open
23
 
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MW 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: English 239 will be Permission of Instructor after the first day of class.
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ISBN: 0679742379
Six memos for the next millennium, Author: Italo Calvino ; translated from the Italian by Patrick Creagh., Publisher: Vintage Books 1st Vintag 1993
Required
ISBN: 0199535868
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Author: William Shakespeare (ed. Peter Holland), Publisher: Oxford UP, USA 2008
Required
ISBN: 0143039539
The portable Dorothy Parker, Author: with an introduction by Marion Meade., Publisher: Penguin Books 2nd rev. e 2006
Required
ISBN: 0060932147
The book of laughter and forgetting, Author: Milan Kundera. Transl. from the French by Aaron Asher., Publisher: HarperPerennial 1. Perenni 1999
Required
ISBN: 0156453800
Invisible cities, Author: Italo Calvino ; translated by William Weaver., Publisher: Harvest 1st Harves 1972
Required
ISBN: 1559362316
Angels in America a gay fantasia on national themes ; part one: Millennium apporaches, part two: Perestroika, Author: Tony Kushner, Publisher: Theatre Communications 1st combin 2006
Required
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