English | Literary Interpretation
L202 | 6981 | Linda Charnes
L202 6981 LITERARY INTERPRETATION
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.