COMPLIT 122 - Writing World Literatures
Section: 004 How to Design Writing
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Comparative Literature (COMPLIT)
Department: LSA Comparative Literature
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Other:
WorldLit
Waitlist Capacity:
100
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

The Commodore’s 1977 hit song “Brick House” appreciated feminine beauty with the refrain “Ow! She’s a brick house!”. Obviously, the song is speaking figuratively, but it invites us to think about how the vocabulary of architecture can be a medium to help get across thoughts, ideas, and other modes of expression. Using this metaphor, in this class we will explore the ways in which the language of design and the vocabulary of architecture can help to bring out the richness of a text, and create complex arguments that are aesthetically pleasing and well structured.

This course argues that as we write we are designing and building a home for our speech. We will encounter a large variety of texts from different genres and media (literature, art, film, academic and journalistic writing) and we will discuss the purpose, audience, construction, social and political contexts, and styles of various writing. As you begin your journey as academic writers, you will learn to engage with other texts to craft your own arguments, to read and write in a critical fashion, and to employ various rhetorical strategies to support your writing and help you design multiple structures for your speech.

COMPLIT 122 - Writing World Literatures
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