ENGL 200 C: Reading Literary Forms

Meeting Time: 
MTWTh 11:30am - 12:20pm
SMI 305
Tyler Babbie

Syllabus Description:

This course will examine literary forms by examining many texts, both literary and not, from roughly one hundred years ago. By turning to the early 1900s, we will have access to many genres of text from a time of many changes, and we will benefit from the fact that these texts were first published in magazines that have now been digitized, and are in the public domain. We will read stories, poems, articles, essays, and other literary forms in their original sites alongside other genres that might or might not be "literary," such as visual art, photographs, advertisements, and other pop-culture forms preserved by the magazines. We will see that art and literature are inextricably entangled with cultural issues by examining texts by authors from many backgrounds and with many different agendas, and we will look for analogies to our own times in the past.

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)
Last updated: 
October 17, 2018 - 11:00pm