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2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENG 120-03 - Literary Analysis

4 credits (Spring)
This section will explore texts in which a main character or group of characters is dead from the beginning of the narration. Our primary texts will span a multitude of historical eras and literary forms, from drama to film, from the novel to poetry both contemporary and medieval. We will read how various theorists and critics have grappled with the ways in which death, loss, and nostalgia function in literature and in cultural life. Along the way, we will encounter questions of how art, religion, and social groups seek language for representing what no one has seen. Students will develop analytical skills through discussion and through writing their own critical essays.

Prerequisite: None.
Instructor: Lorden