ENGLISH 124 - Academic Writing and Literature
Section: 013
Term: FA 2018
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” It’s one of the most famous quotes from Charles Dickens’s The Tale of Two Cities. You’ve probably heard the quote even if you didn’t know where it’s from. While Dickens is referring to the French Revolution, the phrase can easily be applied to lots of time periods, including when Dickens was writing and when we’re reading today. In this course, we’ll think about the role that literature plays in dealing with social issues during the Victorian time period. What could authors actually do to capture and challenge the problems they saw going on around them in social relationships, factory conditions, slavery, etc.? We’ll look at a variety of forms of writing, including poems, memoirs, novels, and plays, as we think about the ways in which authors tried to represent and address the things they wanted to see change. We’ll discuss to what extent this literature actually did contribute toward any type of change. And we’ll think about the limits of what we can learn about Victorian Britain and to what extent we can apply these texts to think about concerns in our time. Authors of interest include Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Caroline Norton, Josephine Butler, Mary Prince, Mary Seacole, and Oscar Wilde.

A key focus of this course is writing and academic inquiry. The course is writing intensive, with frequent low-stakes writing assignments and three key essays. Writing will be a social process, with opportunities for peer review and instructor meetings. We’ll consider together what makes good questions and good arguments, and we’ll hone our critical thinking and research skills.

ENGLISH 124 - Academic Writing and Literature
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NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.


ISBN: 9781609807191
Parable of the sower, Author: Butler, Octavia E.
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9781606999592
My Favorite Thing Is Monsters 1., Author: Ferris, Emil., Publisher: Fantagraphics Books 2017
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0099598183
Oranges are not the only fruit, Author: Winterson, Jeanette, 1959-, Publisher: Vintage Books 2014
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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