ENG 299: Writing About Literature

Dr. Godfrey 3 credits

          This course enables students to succeed as English majors by fostering their abilities as careful readers, confident speakers, and sophisticated writers, while honing their skills in close textual analysis and argumentation. In addition to giving students the tools that they need to read and write about major literary forms (e.g., poetry, fiction, and drama), this course will familiarize students with basic research methods and will introduce them to the major schools of literary criticism. We will identify and evaluate these forms, skills, and critical perspectives in practice through a discussion of selected poems by Gwendolyn Brooks as well as “Hills Like White Elephants,” “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber,” The Sun Also Rises, “Bartleby, the Scrivener,” “Benito Cereno,” and Othello.

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