L202 15849 LITERARY INTERPRETATION
Nate Smith

12:20p-1:10p MWF (25 students) 3 cr., A&H, IW.

This course is designed to help you develop the skills of close textual analysis. Its primary aims are 1) to prepare you to read carefully, analyze thoughtfully, and write clearly about literary texts (poetry, fiction, and drama) and 2) to provide you with an overview of basic literary forms and techniques. Since this course fulfills the Intensive Writing requirement, there will be frequent writing assignments, including three formal essays and a series of one-page “Microtheme” assignments. There will also be a series of quizzes and a final exam.

Texts:
Norton Introduction to Literature, ed. Beaty et al. Shorter Eighth Edition.
Oliver Goldsmith, She Stoops to Conquer. New York: Norton, 2002. Second Edition.
Don DeLillo, White Noise. New York and London: Penguin, 1991.