ENGL 200 F: Reading Literary Forms

Diabolical Literature

Meeting Time: 
MTWTh 11:30am - 12:20pm
Location: 
CDH 223B
SLN: 
13773
Instructor: 
Michael D Willett

Additional Details:

This is a class on popular representations of the devil, on devilish behavior, ugliness, and evil in its myriad literary manifestations. Poems, plays, essays, and paintings throughout the ages have attempted to render the malignant force the universe seems possessed of in words: these attempts have produced some of our very greatest literature. This is not a class on the occult, as such, nor on religious history. Rather, we aim to confront some masterworks of western literary and visual representation that are themselves concerned with the nefarious and otherworldly.

We'll measure our responses through writing, research, and editorial projects that both satisfy the university's (W) requirement, AND count for one of the 3 pre-1900 courses required for an English major.

Goethe

Faust

Byron

Don Juan

Eco

On Ugliness

Bailey

Festus

Milton

Paradise Lost

Catalog Description: 
Covers techniques and practice in reading and enjoying literature in its various forms: poetry, drama, prose fiction, and film. Examines such features of literary meanings as imagery, characterization, narration, and patterning in sound and sense. Offered: AWSp.
GE Requirements: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Writing (W)
Other Requirements Met: 
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
March 24, 2016 - 11:24am