ENGLISH 298 - Introduction to Literary Studies
Section: 003 The Uses of Literature
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:

What can we do with literary works, and what do literary works do to or for us? Taking up these questions, this course aims to help students majoring (or considering majoring) in English improve their skills as literary critics, increase their familiarity with critical terms and a range of critical approaches, and reflect on the uses of literature and literary study. We will proceed by studying a series of works that are themselves interested in reading and education. Our chosen texts will also share an interest in the hold of the past—in particular, in how individuals remain true to (or trapped by) their own past, how they break (or are cut off) from that past, and how literature enters into this dynamic.

Authors we will read likely include Charles Chesnutt, Frederick Douglass, George Eliot, Kazuo Ishiguro, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, and Virginia Woolf.

ENGLISH 298 - Introduction to Literary Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
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23336
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (REC)
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27158
Open
25
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
003 (REC)
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11411
Open
25
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
004 (REC)
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11412
Open
25
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
005 (REC)
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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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ISBN: 1400078776
Never let me go, Author: Kazuo Ishiguro., Publisher: Vintage International 1st Americ 2006
Required
ISBN: 0812966163
The house behind the cedars., Author: Charles W. Chesnutt ; edited with an introduction ans notes by Judith Jackson Fossett., Publisher: Modern Library Modern Lib 2003
Required
ISBN: 0199572763
The major works, Author: Alfred Tennyson ; edited with an introduction and notes by Adam Roberts., Publisher: Oxford University Press 1st publ. 2009
Required
ISBN: 9780143107309
Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American slave, Author: Frederick Douglass ; edited with an introduction by Ira Dworkin., Publisher: Penguin Books 2014
Required
ISBN: 9781551114675
The mill on the Floss, Author: George Eliot. Ed. by Oliver Lovesey., Publisher: Broadview Press 2007
Required
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