COMPLIT 122 - Writing World Literatures
Section: 005 Writing Images
Term: WN 2018
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:

Images matter. This course considers the ways in which images and the process of capturing an image can render new practices of writing. Employing visual theory, in conversation with images ranging from renowned photographers including Gordon Parks, Vivian Maier and Alex Webb to music videos and everyday practices of image making such as internet memes and Instagram, this course employs images to better understand writing but arguers writing can be a visual language too. Using this framework, in this class we will to bring out the richness of a text, create complex arguments that are aesthetically appeasing and well structured. For instance, if the content of a text appears impenetrable, how can we visualize the depth of a paper or a genre to make it more accessible? What does it mean to bring texture to your writing—having a colorful introduction, or body paragraphs that are glossy and sharp? We will explore what does it mean to think of writing in the terms of contours—bounding the shape or form of speech. This course considers that as we write we are visualizing a home for our speech.

We will encounter a large variety of texts from different genres and media (literature, art, film, music videos, 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.

COMPLIT 122 - Writing World Literatures
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WF 8:30AM - 10:00AM
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18528
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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19816
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WF 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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20603
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TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
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24646
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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25020
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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