ENGLISH 124 - Academic Writing and Literature
Section: 005
Term: WN 2013
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

In this class we will read stories and novels about the 20th and early 21st century American family in all its permutations. We will look back at how American writers like Raymond Carver, James Baldwin and J. D. Salinger wrote about family life in the 1940s, 50s and 60s, and then how Jeffrey Eugenides captured family in the Detroit Suburbs of the late 1970s and 80s, while Edward P. Jones's characters cobble family together in an inner city in crisis, and Deborah Eisenberg's lost souls try to keep their impromptu family of artists together in the wake of 9/11. We will look at exceptionally close families, surrogate families, and families coming apart at the seams. Students will hone their skills as college level interpreters of literature, writing a close reading essay, a creative essay, an analysis and a fourth essay of their choice.

Books will include:Franny and Zooey and Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters by J.D. Salinger; The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides, American Short Story Masterpieces edited by Raymond Carver and Tom Jenks, and a coursepack of selected short stories.

ENGLISH 124 - Academic Writing and Literature
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Coursepack Location:
Accu-copy 518 East Williams Street
Note:
Course pack available at Accu-copy by Tuesday Jan. 8
ISBN: 1594488908
Woe is I : the grammarphobe's guide to better English in plain English, Author: O'Conner, Patricia T., Publisher: Riverhead Books 2009
Required
ISBN: 9780374284381
The virgin suicides, Author: Eugenides, Jeffrey., Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux 1993
Required
ISBN: 9780440204237
American short story masterpieces, Publisher: Dell op.
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0241950449
Franny and Zooey, Author: Salinger, Jerome D., 1919 - 2010., Publisher: Penguin Books 2010
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0241950465
Raise high the roof beam, carpenters ; Seymour, an inroduction, Author: Salinger, J. D. (Jerome David), 1919-2010., Publisher: Penguin 2010
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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