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Megan C. Bertelsen
C LIT 240
Seattle Campus

Writing in Comparative Literature

Comparative approach to literature and a workshop in writing comparative papers in English. Emphasis on cross-cultural comparison of literary works. Readings in English with an option to read selected texts in the original languages Offered: AWSp.

Class description

The goal of this course is to provide students with an opportunity to practice a critical approach to interacting with a range of different types of texts. Students will focus on reading, forming arguments, and writing in a way that is attentive to the specificity of each work. We will survey short stories, novellas, and films from a range of periods and regions, and consider why and how each might be identified as science fiction and horror. In considering each work, we'll have opportunities to explore variable relationships between form, future, and fear suggested by this body of texts, and the roles the human body plays in these relationships. Course materials are subject to change.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Megan C. Bertelsen
Date: 02/12/2014