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Raymond A Oenbring
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

For AUTUMN 2007: In this course we will analyze literary texts from both the modern and postmodern period with some discussion devoted to defining the periods and differentiating modern (1910 c. 1965) from postmodern (1965 and after) thought and works. In addition to three full novels, we will also read several pieces of short fiction. The authors that we will read will include: Joyce (Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man), Faulkner (Light in August), Calvino (If on a Winter's Night a Traveler), Carter, and Borges. Course requirements include active participation, three short papers, and two longer papers.

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Last Update by Raymond A Oenbring
Date: 07/16/2007