English | Literary Interpretation
L202 | 6981 | Linda Charnes

Linda Charnes

PREREQUISITE:  Completion of the English Composition requirement.

Open to Hutton Honors College students only.

11:15a-12:30p TR (20 students) 3 cr. A&H, IW.

This course will introduce students to literary interpretation by
looking at different forms of narrative, and the role that
perspective--literal, figural, and visual--play in the creation of
personal, social and historical stories.  Texts will include
Shakespeare's Othello;   Mary Shelley's Frankenstein;   Art
Spiegelman's Maus Parts One and Two; Patricia Highsmith's The
Talented Mr. Ripley.  We will read brief excerpts from useful
literary critics, and will assess different critical approaches to
understanding how narratives operate.  Students will write 4 papers,
the last of which will be a significant revision and expansion of a
previous paper.  There will be occasional in-class writing
assignments, and a final exam.