ENGLISH 313 - Topics in Literary Studies
Fall 2021, Section 002 - Evil and the American Literary Imagination
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  In Person (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.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Description

The theme of this course concerns visions of evil in American literature over the past two centuries. We shall be especially attentive to how different literary genres—tragedy, comedy, romance—and different literary movements—naturalism, modernism, sentimentalism—influence and to some extent pre-determine representations of wickedness and depravity. Beginning with the legacy of Puritanism, we shall turn to other varieties of evil in the nation’s past as they touch upon issues relating to slavery, inequality, and other forms of injustice.

Readings include stories by Hawthorne and Melville, novels by Zora Neale Hurston, E. L. Doctorow, and Colson Whitehead, and poetry by Emily Dickinson and Sylvia Plath.

Schedule

ENGLISH 313 - Topics in Literary Studies
Schedule Listing
002 (LEC)
 In Person
27856
Open
7
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
003 (LEC)
 In Person
30151
Open
9
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
004 (LEC)
  Hybrid
36432
Open
1
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM

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