ENGLISH 293 - Great Works
Fall 2021, Section 001 - The Handmaid?s Tale in Time
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
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Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Class Misc Info:
Meets 08/30/21-10/15/21 (Drop/Add Deadline 09/13/21).
May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale has enjoyed an impressive afterlife in graphic and screen adaptations, in the publication of a sequel, and of course, on English and Women’s Studies syllabuses. This course will investigate The Handmaid’s Tale as a relic of our time, from the punky and Reaganomical 1980s through our own postgenderist and race-critical moment; we will also study the cultural commentary offered through both an outstanding graphic adaptation and a sequel novel. (The acclaimed Netflix serial will be regularly introduced into class discussions, but will not be required for independent study outside class meetings.) As a two-credit mini-course, we will meet over the first half of the fall semester for 2-hour meetings on both Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting 9/2 and ending 10/14/21. Students are expected to read the materials in advance of class meetings, post to a discussion board, and submit a short reflective writing assignment for each week based on our discussions. Because of the compressed timeframe for the course, textbooks need to be acquired by students in advance of the semester; copies are available through the textbook system and by using the ISBNs listed below.

Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale (ISBN 978-0385490818)

-----------------------, The Testaments (ISBN 978-0525562627)

Renee Nault (illustrator) and Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale: A Novel (Graphic, ISBN 978-0385539241)


ENGLISH 293 - Great Works
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
TuTh 2:00PM - 4:00PM
002 (LEC)
 In Person
Th 2:00PM - 4:00PM

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