ENGLISH 298 - Introduction to Literary Studies
Winter 2021, Section 005 - Five Works, Five Ways
Instruction Mode: Section 005 is  Online (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

Literature comforts, conscripts, conceals and criticizes, but above all, it gathers people and meanings across time and space. And somehow, even sitting silently on a shelf, it seems to matter quite a lot. This course asks: what is literature? why does it matter? and how should we make sense of it? Zooming in on just a few touchstone English-language texts in various literary genres – the novel, poetry, the short-story, and even television – and reading several critical takes on each, students will gain a familiarity with the critical tradition, and the analytic frameworks that guide the study and interpretation of literature today, including ecocriticism, disability, race, and queer theory. Pursuing their own approaches, students will ultimately write a critical essay about a literary work of their choosing. Texts include Robinson Crusoe, the poems of Emily Dickinson, Herman Melville’s “Bartleby the Scrivener,” Toni Morrison’s Beloved, and The Wire.

Class Format:

Online

Schedule

ENGLISH 298 - Introduction to Literary Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
 Online
23308
Open
4
 
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TBA
002 (REC)
 Online
25694
Open
6
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
003 (REC)
 Online
12694
Open
4
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
004 (REC)
 Online
12695
Open
4
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
005 (REC)
 Online
19515
Open
5
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM

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