ENGLISH 298 - Introduction to Literary Studies
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Other Course Info:
Prerequisite for the English major and English Honors Plan.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Through close reading and analysis of a wide variety of short stories, we will develop a deep understanding of how this genre works and gain insights into the ways in which various forms of literature are written and received. Elements to be discussed include characterization, voice, style, structure, dialogue, setting and theme.

Required Texts:

The Story and Its Writer, Ninth Edition, edited by Ann Charters, Bedford/St. Martins; various handouts to be found on our Canvas site (under Resources).

Course Requirements:

Attendance/participation: Your grade will suffer a third of a point (i.e., A to A-, A- to B+) for every two unexcused absences (i.e., anything but serious illness or a family/personal emergency). If you miss four or more classes, you will receive a failing grade. If you must miss class, let me know why, then make up the work. Your in-class assignments and contributions to our discussions will count for 20% of your final grade (quality is more important than quantity, but I do want to hear from everyone at least once per class).

Writing assignments: You will be asked to keep a response journal in which you record your observations and questions about each story you are assigned to read. I will collect these every other week. Periodically, I will ask you to choose a question that genuinely interests you about one of the stories we have been reading and then write an essay in which you try to answer your own question. Each such essay will be two to three pages long (roughly 500-750 words). I will give you more guidelines in class. You will also write one longer paper in response to our in-class discussion of various types of literary theories and criticism. This paper will be three to five pages long (roughly 750-1250 words).

ENGLISH 298 - Introduction to Literary Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
P
23336
Open
25
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (REC)
P
27158
Open
25
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
003 (REC)
P
11411
Open
25
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
004 (REC)
P
11412
Open
25
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
005 (REC)
P
18778
Open
25
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
006 (REC)
P
11410
Open
25
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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Note:
Please make sure you get the ninth edition ...
ISBN: 1319125182
The story and its writer : an introduction to short fiction
Required
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