on the ways in which the Beat authors and literary characters inspired. Through the study of original myths as well as stories by contemporary writers, such as Louise Erdrich, Thomas King and Leslie Marmon Silko, the students will learn about the history and present-day realities of Aboriginal peoples of North America. Further, Frye argues that romantic, anti-conventional writers such as Walt Whitman tend to follow convention anyway. Each is a tragedy, representing the descent, from on high, of a great individual. If, as individuals, we are able to find transcendence amidst adversity, then we can contribute to our collective hope for the positive transformation of our world. Literature OF latin america Latin America is a complicated place; its history is equally. This course will help students develop their reading, writing, and critical thinking abilities. Finally, in the ironic mode, the poet figures as a mere observer rather than an authoritative commentator, producing writing that tends to emphasize discontinuity and anti-epiphany. American protest literature In this course we will read texts from different protest movements, spanning such diverse historical moments as the American Revolution, abolition of slavery, civil rights, Womens rights, gay rights, and antiwar protest.
Frye suggests that Classical civilizations progressed historically through the development of these modes, and that something similar happened in Western civilization during medieval and modern times. First, we will begin with perhaps one of the most famous allegories of good and evil in Western literature, Robert Louis Stevensons The Strange Case. L.ENG-370: Fantastic Fiction A creative writing workshop in which students will study, write, revise and critique genre fiction and/or literary fiction informed by genre tropes. They will learn to identify literary, rhetorical and filmic techniques (symbolism, metaphor, etc.) that writers use to create meaning. Plays selected are at the discretion of the instructor. In this class, we will consider the relationship between works of literature and their materiality. A play by Shakespeare forms the centrepiece of the course and much time will be devoted to reading and analyzing this work. His most famous stories were those he wrote in a genre he was one of the founders of, Fantasy. Your job is to read, be critical, and actively express your opinion on the themes and issues youve indentified, in both voice and print. Review Archived April 3, 2005, at the Wayback Machine.
Students learn to write and speak well, to think critically, to collaborate with others and to understand diversity.
English must take one three-hour 2000-level course in each of the following areas: Literature.
English, Language and Language Studies, and Creative Writing.
In this course we will read three genres in American literature: short stories, poems, and a novel.