English | Literary Interpretation
L202 | 12564 | Robert Fulk

Robert Fulk

12564 - 4:00p-5:15p TR (25 students) 3 cr., A&H, IW

This course is an introduction to the study of literature in
English, and it is designed for English majors and minors.  We will
study examples of fiction, poetry, and drama (including film) from a
range of historical periods, in part for the purpose of developing
skills in literary analysis, in part as a basis for gaining
familiarity with some of the variety of critical approaches
available to literary practitioners. Most important of all, this is
an introduction to the practice of writing about literature, and
there will be considerable emphasis on developing competence in
written analysis. Thus, there will be frequent writing assignments,
as should be expected in an Intensive Writing course. Discussion in
class will be an important component of the course, and so
attendance will be mandatory. There will be frequent quizzes, but no
examinations. Novels to be read will probably include Vonnegut,
Slaughterhouse-Five; Austen, Pride and Prejudice; and Winterson,
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit.