Honors | Literary Interpretation
L202 | 1904 | Hutchinson


COAS INTENSIVE WRITING SECTION. OPEN TO HONORS STUDENTS ONLY.
OBTAIN AUTHORIZATION FROM HONORS COLLEGE, 324 N. JORDAN AVENUE.

As the title suggests, the primary aim of this course is to develop
students' skills in literary interpretation. The course will be
organized by genre, beginning with poetry, and by the end of each unit
I hope you will feel more confident in your ability to ask significant
questions of poems, plays, or stories; to recognize specific forms,
modes, and techniques of literary expression; and to appreciate the
distinctness of literary effects and strategies-including effects and
strategies of reading itself. Texts will be drawn from several periods
of literature in English, weighted somewhat toward American literature
of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This is a discussion class
in which each person's regular attendance and thoughtful participation
are essential. Students will be asked to write papers of varying
lengths, formal and informal, over the course of the semester, and to
give one oral presentation as part of a group project on a particular
text.