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Stacy E. Grooters
ENGL 242
Seattle Campus

Reading Prose Fiction

Critical interpretation and meaning in works of prose fiction, representing a variety of types and periods.

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Reading Jane Eyre. Ever since Charlotte Brontė first published Jane Eyre in 1847, artists and authors have been "reading" her novel through their own poetry, fiction, films, plays, illustrations, and literary criticism. In this course students will engage with a number of these readings--as well as their own reading of Jane Eyre--as we investigate what it means to "read fiction." As this is a "W" course, students will also consider the role writing plays in their reading practices. Coursework will include daily reading and writing assignments, class presentations, short paper, midterm, and final. Texts: Charlotte Brontė's Jane Eyre, Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea, Jasper Fforde's The Eyre Affair, and course reading packet.

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Last Update by Stacy E. Grooters
Date: 06/07/2003