ENGL 200 E: Reading Literary Forms

Waters of the Northwest

Summer Term: 
B-term
Meeting Time: 
MTWTh 12:00pm - 2:10pm
Location: 
DEM 024
SLN: 
11307
Instructor:
Megan Callow
Megan Callow

Syllabus Description:

ENGL200E “Waters of the Northwest”

 This course explores the streams, rivers, lakes, sounds, bays, and oceans of the Pacific Northwest, as they are portrayed through literature. Water is a thematic focus of the course because it has always been an important character, perhaps even the main character, of so much of the literature coming out of the northwestern United States. Through our reading of a selection of short fiction, poetry, essays, and other writings, we will attempt to learn:

  • how how water shapes life, industry, and spirituality;
  • whether there is a uniquely discernible northwestern identity that is made apparent in literature;
  • whether principles of literary regionalism can help us to determine if there is a distinctive, coherent body of northwestern literature.

Additional Details:

ENGL200E “Waters of the Northwest”

Instructor: Megan Callow

 

This course explores the streams, rivers, lakes, sounds, bays, and oceans of the Pacific Northwest, as they are portrayed through literature. Water is a thematic focus of the course because it has always been an important character, perhaps even the main character, of so much of the literature coming out of the northwestern United States. Through our reading of a selection of short fiction, poetry, essays, and other writings, we will attempt to learn:

  • how how water shapes life, industry, and spirituality;
  • whether there is a uniquely discernible northwestern identity that is made apparent in literature;
  • whether principles of literary regionalism can help us to determine if there is a distinctive, coherent body of northwestern literature.
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)
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
October 5, 2016 - 9:14pm