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Daniel J Griesbach
ENGL 200
Seattle Campus

Reading Literary Forms

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.

Class description

"Border Romances" This course introduces the practice of reading literature by considering literary works that can be placed in conversation with the University of Washington's common book for 2008-2009, Luis Urrea's The Devil's Highway. Focus is on the concepts of "Border" and "Romance" in the novels of Carlos Fuentes, Jovita Gonzales and Eve Raleigh, and Cormac McCarthy, as well as some short fiction and secondary literature.

As this course is a writing-intensive W course, the primary mode of evaluation will be in 15 pages of graded, revised, out-of-class writing, divided among three papers. A participation component of the grade will involve shorter assignments, both in class and to take home, geared toward enhancing your knowledge of the texts and preparing for the papers.

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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.
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Last Update by Daniel J Griesbach
Date: 11/04/2008