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Andrea L. Schmidt
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 Double

(Class write-up to follow shortly).

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

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading


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 Andrea L. Schmidt
Date: 02/19/2014