Honors | Literary Interpretation
L202 | 2031 | D. Kilgore


11:15A-12:05P  MWF  WH202

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

In this class you will learn the basic tools of literary analysis
and criticism from the level of the word to the trope to the metaphor
and beyond. We will hone our close reading skills by analyzing
poetry, short stories, novels, plays, and sequential art. Within
these genres we will explore how the historical experience of
ethnicity, race and gender, both of the author and reader, influence
interpretation. We will also be concerned with how writers use and
critique each other's work and the function of literary criticism.
Reading will include texts by Sendak, Gorey, Conrad, Achebe,
Hansberry and Arthur Miller.

Required course work may include three formal papers (5-6 pages) that
will be graded, classroom work with drafts and frequent informal
exercises that will not be graded but must be handed in at semester's
end as part of a portfolio.