ENGLISH 124 - Academic Writing and Literature
Section: 004 Literature of the Workplace
Term: WN 2018
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

What is this place we inhabit “nine-to-five,” the space within which we create careers, form social networks, and, in lucky cases, pursue our passions? What is it about space devoted to labor that creates a particular atmosphere? How does this shape and how is it shaped by the surrounding culture?

In this course we will trace the evolution of literature that focuses on workplace dynamics. We will begin with a guild of sixteenth century shoemakers in London and end with a twenty-first century paper supply company in Scranton, PA. Readings across genre by authors such as Dekker, Melville, Miller, and Werz will take us through workshops, mills, factories, and the office. We will think across genres by using drama, poetry, short stories, graphic novels, and television. Along the way, we will consider issues such as social mobility, community, class, gender, disability, and the American Dream.

This course will develop critical thinking and reading skills as we encounter writing and consider carefully our own writing. In this course, you will learn to create complex, analytic, well-supported arguments that matter in academic contexts. We will spend a significant amount of time discussing technique and strategy and work toward refining our own craftsmanship. We will create our own workspace within which you will work closely with your peers and instructor to develop essays through workshops and extensive revision and editing. The specific questions that you will pursue in your essays will be guided by your own interests.

ENGLISH 124 - Academic Writing and Literature
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ISBN: 0713673788
The shoemaker's holiday, Author: Thomas Dekker ; edited by Jonathan Gil Harris., Publisher: Methuen Drama 3rd ed. 2008
Required
ISBN: 0140481346
Death of a salesman : certain private conversations in two acts and a requiem, Author: Arthur Miller, Publisher: Penguin Books 62. print 1949
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0987963023
The infinite wait and other stories, Author: by Julia Wertz., Publisher: Koyama Press 1st ed. 2012
Required
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