English | Intro Writing and Study of Literature
L142 | 13208 | Hedin


13208		TR	11:14A-12:05P			CH 033
13209		MW	12:20P-1:10P			BH 322
13210		MW	12:20P-1:10P			BH 344
13211		MW	1:25P-2:15P			SY 006
14284		MW	1:25P-2:15P			BH 016
13212		MW	2:30P-3:20P			SY 212

This course will focus on generational stories: stories that address
various relationships between generations (family; parent-child;
adult-child). The assumption behind this course is that these
relationships are central to most of us, and that we can benefit
from looking at stories that clarify (and complicate) the way we
understand them. We will also look at works that are recognized as
effectively capturing the mood of an entire generation.
We will address these topics through stories because stories are the
primary mechanism by which individuals and cultures make sense of
everything that matters to them. So I will begin with a lecture on
the way that stories do make sense of things; the sense-making power
of stories will continue as a focus throughout the course. We will
then turn to a wide range of stories and forms - fairy tales, two
children's books, short stories and novels, films - in which
generational issues are addressed.