Comparative Literature | Comparative Literary Analysis: Siblings in Literature
C205 | 1212 | Vivian Nun Halloran
MW 2:30-3:45 BH 245
Satisfies COAS Intensive Writing and A & H requirements.
Topics: Siblings in Literature
This is an introductory course in literary interpretation required of
Comparative Literature majors and recommended for other students
interested in the study of world literature. This course fulfills the
INTENSIVE WRITING requirement for the College of Arts and Sciences.
This semester we will focus on the theme of siblings in literature to
anchor our discussions of different genres and periods in literature.
Beginning with Sophocles' Antigone, we will study how the sibling
relationship acts as a microcosm through which larger social problems
and/or dynamics are played out. Other works by major authors we will
read this semester include, Shakespeare's King Lear, Cristina García's
The Aguero Sisters, Christina Rossetti's Goblin Market, Anton
Chekov's Three Sisters, William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying and Laura
Esquivel's Like Water for Chocolate. In addition, several Biblical
stories, selected fairy tales and lyric poetry will round out the
assigned reading. There will be four short papers on assigned topics.