ENGLISH 124 - Academic Writing and Literature
Section: 008 Make It New!
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:

The title of this course is drawn from the rallying cry of American modernism, which understood creativity as a process of revision. The re-telling of myths, translation, allusion, quotation, pastiche, and parody are all methods of re-approaching and re-writing old works, stories and ideas—to “make them new.” We’ll use this theme to draw together seemingly disparate writers—novelists and poets; the Harlem Renaissance, Yiddish modernists, and high modernist icons like T. S. Eliot, Marianne Moore, and Virginia Woolf—and explore how their works revise one another as well as what came before. As we read, we’ll encounter how their revisions helped them to grapple with questions of race, labor, immigration, war, and tradition.

We’ll also bring the lessons of revision to bear on our own practices as writers. How can we re-tell or adapt old stories or forms to fit or speak to our situation? How does one go about identifying “news that stays news” and news that needs to be renewed? What lessons could a poem like The Waste Land possibly have for the writer of college essays or lab reports? Modernism has a reputation for pessimism in the face of war, economic depression, and political violence. But we’ll come to see how it can provide us, a century later, with a deeply engaged, highly creative, and widely applicable way of interacting with the world around us.

ENGLISH 124 - Academic Writing and Literature
Schedule Listing
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16338
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TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
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16339
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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11336
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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11337
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11338
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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11339
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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11340
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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17283
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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11341
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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16340
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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17284
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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11342
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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11343
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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16853
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11344
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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16854
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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16855
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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11345
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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16344
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MWF 10:00AM - 11:00AM
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16345
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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20387
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MWF 9:00AM - 10:00AM
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20960
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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21460
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22153
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22154
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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