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C LIT 240 C: Writing In Comparative Literature

The Dialectic of the Natural and the Social Self

Meeting Time: 
MTT
Location: 
MLR
SLN: 
11612
Instructor:
Amy C. Lanning

Additional Details:

In this writing-centered course we will investigate the dialectic between the natural and the social aspects of being as represented in fictional works that thematize the concept of the split-self, in particular Mary Shelley‘s Frankenstein and Joseph Conrad‘s Heart of Darkness. We will also explore the historical context of this topic by discussing the philosophical undercurrents related to the period of each novel. From a technical standpoint, students will learn to think and write critically in order to produce essays that engage the current academic debates related to these texts and to our course theme.

Reading List:
"Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad – Norton Edition
"Frankenstein" by Mary Shelly – Norton Edition
Coursepack

Catalog Description: 
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.
GE Requirements Met: 
English Composition (C)
Writing (W)
Other Requirements Met: 
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
April 28, 2016 - 9:19am
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