ENGLISH 298 - Introduction to Literary Studies
Fall 2021, Section 001 - What's the value? Literature in the Modern World
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is   Hybrid (see other Sections below)
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Other Course Info:
Prerequisite for the English major and English Honors Plan.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

This course will explore the value of studying literature both for its own sake and for what it can tell us about the history, culture, and politics of nations. The leading question will be an ethical one: what value can be placed on interpretations of fictional works? But we will also ask other questions such as: how do we understand the ideological work of literature? What is the purpose of literary interpretation? How should we, as readers, deal with the author’s intentions and the actions of their characters? And to what extent should we look outside literary works to decide on their value?

We will think through these questions by examining theories of literature and reading a selection of the Nobel Prize for Literature Lectures across six themes: canon, history, nation, ideology, gender & sexuality, and race.

Schedule

ENGLISH 298 - Introduction to Literary Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
  Hybrid
16611
Open
3
 
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MW 5:30PM - 7:00PM
002 (REC)
 In Person
11196
Closed
0
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
003 (REC)
 In Person
23642
Open
3
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
004 (REC)
 In Person
19002
Open
2
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
005 (REC)
 In Person
22823
Open
5
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM

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