Andrea L. Schmidt
C LIT 240
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.
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Texts in this class will focus primarily on the American and Western European (British, French, German) literary traditions. Selections include Frankenstein, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, "The Sandman," "Yellow Wallpaper." If able, students are encouraged to read the source text in the original language.
How do film adaptations act as "doubles" of their literary texts, simultaneously an appropriation of the source text and its own autonomous body of work.
Students must acquire these particular, physical editions of the texts listed in the bookstore. The instructor enforces a strict no screen policy in the classroom (laptops, kindles, cell phones, etc).
Student learning goals
This course is designed to teach literary analysis, but also improve your academic writing skills on a whole.
General method of instruction
Class assignments and grading