ENGLISH 313 - Topics in Literary Studies
Section: 020 Memoir and Social Crisis
Term: FA 2013
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
SophInit
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

We will study in this course eight memoirs, some quite short, some longer, which present themselves as communications to the wider society by those who see themselves as having been enveloped in social crisis in Western society, principally America. The social crises principally in view will be African-American slavery, the Shoah, the Vietnam War, and the Aids crisis.

Memoirs to be read will include those by Frederic Douglas, Harriet Jacobs, Primo Levi, Sarah Nomberg Przytyk, Eli Weisel, Timothy O'Brien, Paul Monette, Marvelyn Brown, and Mark Doty. Other works, fictional and dramatic, will enter discussion, among them Tony Kushner's Angels in America.

Course Requirements:

There will be two essays asked, one based in works read in the course, one chosen by students individually and based on texts or films or paintings not assigned in the course. There will be a midterm and a final examination.

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ENGLISH 313 - Topics in Literary Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
23404
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Wolv. Access
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (DIS)
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23405
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Wolv. Access
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (DIS)
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23406
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
004 (DIS)
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28802
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Wolv. Access
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
005 (DIS)
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28803
Closed
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
010 (LEC)
 
29047
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
011 (DIS)
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29057
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8
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
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29058
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7
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
013 (DIS)
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29059
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10
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
014 (DIS)
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29060
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1
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
020 (LEC)
 
29065
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18
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
021 (DIS)
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30019
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12
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
022 (DIS)
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30020
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1
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
023 (DIS)
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30021
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3
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
024 (DIS)
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30022
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2
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
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ISBN: 9780140390124
Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American slave, Author: written by Himself. Ed ; with an introduction by Houston A. Baker, Jr., Publisher: Penguin Books Repr. 1986
Required
ISBN: 9780684826806
Survival in Auschwitz : the Nazi assault on humanity, Author: Primo Levi ; translated from the Italian by Stuart Woolf., Publisher: Touchstone 1. Touchst 1958
Required
ISBN: 9780807841600
Auschwitz : true tales from a grotesque land, Author: Sara Nomberg-Przytyk ; Transl. by Roslyn Hirsch ; Ed. by Eli Pfefferkorn and David H. Hirsch., Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press 1987
Required
ISBN: 9781558492981
Home before morning : the story of an army nurse in Vietnam, Author: Lynda Van Devanter ; with a new afterword by the author., Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press 2001
Required
ISBN: 9780156005814
Borrowed time : an AIDS memoir, Author: Paul Monette., Publisher: Harcourt Brace 1st Harves 1998
Required
ISBN: 9780618706419
The things they carried : a work of fiction, Author: by Tim O'Brien., Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1st Marine 2009
Required
ISBN: 9780451531469
Incidents in the life of a slave girl, Author: Harriet Jacobs writing as Linda Brent ; with an introduction by Myrlie Evers-Williams and a new afterword by Dawn Lundy Martin., Publisher: Signet Classics 2010
Required
ISBN: 9780061562396
The naked truth : young, beautiful, and (HIV) positive, Author: Marvelyn Brown with Courtney E. Martin., Publisher: Amistad 1st ed. 2008
Required
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