ENGL 200 A: Reading Literary Forms

The Hungry Dead: Narratives and Consumption

Meeting Time: 
MTWTh 9:30am - 10:20am
Location: 
LOW 205
SLN: 
14524
Instructor:
My face and an oven mitt.
Alexander McCauley

Syllabus Description:

The Hungry Dead: Narratives and Consumption

This course takes hunger as its starting point for understanding narrative, and is especially interested in the intersection of hunger and death. This includes, as currently planned, the undead appetites of Frankenstein's monster, cannibalism in Edgar Allan Poe, and Zola's Belly of Paris, which understands all of capitalism as a system of appetite that separates the hungry from the satisfied.

This course satisfies the university's "W" requirement.

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)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
January 10, 2018 - 11:10pm