COMPLIT 122 - Writing World Literatures
Section: 002 Writing with Herman: Moby Dick as World Literature
Term: WN 2013
Subject: Comparative Literature (COMPLIT)
Department: LSA Comparative Literature
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Other:
WorldLit
Waitlist Capacity:
50
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Have you ever wondered how a malevolent whale and an obsessive ship captain could help you write essays? In this course, we will do three things: read Herman Melville's classic novel, discuss it in global context (both that of the nineteenth century and of today), and use the variety of forms in the book to inspire a series of writing assignments. We call Moby Dick a novel, but in it Melville experiments with all kinds of genres. Some chapters read as narrative, some as essays, and others as drama. The assignments for this course — including a personal narrative, an argumentative essay, and technical writing — will be modeled on the form of various of Melville's chapters. In addition, the academic term will culminate in a well-researched, well-argumented essay of literary criticism that you will write, revise, and refine.

COMPLIT 122 - Writing World Literatures
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
P
18281
Open
18
 
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MWF 9:00AM - 10:00AM
002 (REC)
P
18282
Open
3
 
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MWF 10:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (REC)
P
20862
Closed
0
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
004 (REC)
P
22588
Open
13
 
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TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
005 (REC)
P
24026
Open
2
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
006 (REC)
P
24543
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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ISBN: 9780393972832
Moby-Dick : an authoritative text, before 'Moby-Dick' : international controversy, reviews and letters by Melville, analogues and sources reviews of 'Moby-Dick', criticism, Author: Herman Melville ; ed. by Hershel Parker,..., Harrison Hayford,... ; pictorial materials prepared by John B. Putnam., Publisher: W. W. Norton 2nd ed. 2001
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