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Anna S Shajirat
ENGL 111
Seattle Campus

Composition: Literature

Study and practice of good writing; topics derived from reading and discussing stories, poems, essays, and plays. Cannot be taken if student has already received a grade of 2.0 or higher in either ENGL 111, ENGL 121, or ENGL 131.

Class description

In this composition class we will read, write, and think together about monsters. We will look at monsters through the lenses of critical theory (Freud’s The Uncanny), literature (Frankenstein), and film (Silence of the Lambs) and ask: What (or who) gets figured as monstrous? How are monsters and monstrosities constructed? How do these constructions change according to the conventions of particular genres? Why do the problems within a text get worked out upon the bodies of monsters? We will focus our questions on the how and why, rather than the what, of these texts; and in so doing, practice and develop a number of key writing strategies and skills.

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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 Anna S Shajirat
Date: 02/18/2013