Katherine Hardman Voyles
B CUSP 187
Examines how literary texts create meaning and emotion. Identifies literary elements and explains their use within formal structures in order to appreciate the pleasures and complexities of literary expression, and their usefulness in other arenas. Instructors may focus on specific genres or topics. Offered: W.
Welcome to a course in which we practice close reading and analysis. We do so to make claims about how individual literary works are put together, as well as the conventions or features that works share. As we do this, weíll discuss the cultural and literary importance of Jane Austen. Our reading list includes four novels and short works of literary criticism. Our novels include Austenís own Pride and Prejudice and three novels indebted to Austen (Jane Eyre, Excellent Women and Bridget Jonesís Diary).
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Class assignments and grading
Class Participation Midterm and Final Exams Essays