English | Literary Interpretation
L202 | 6801 | Tony Ardizzone
L202 LITERARY INTERPRETATION
PREREQUISITE: Completion of the English Composition requirement.
Open to majors and declared minors only.
6801 - 2:30p-3:45p TR (25 students) 3 cr. A&H, IW.
This course teaches the required skills for studying literature with
understanding and pleasure. The course’s focus is on the
development of critical skills essential to active and intellectual
participation in the interpretive process. This will be achieved
through careful examination of the assigned texts, class discussion,
and focused writing assignments. Our class will read and study
several major genres of literature – poetry, the short story,
the novel, and the graphic novel – along with a critical text that
discusses and demonstrates active critical reading and the stages of
writing about literature, and that offers specific instruction in
writing about poetry and fiction. Assignments will consist of a
series of brief first-pass papers, four more formally written
papers, and a final essay exam.
Literature: a Portable Anthology, 2nd edition, edited by Janet
Gardner, Beverly Lawn, Jack Ridl, Peter Schakel.
Christ in Concrete, Pietro di Donato
Maus I and Maus II, Art Spiegelman.