ENG 299: Writing About Literature

Dr. Siân White 3 credits

          The purpose of this course is to prepare students to succeed as English majors by helping them to hone their critical reading and writing skills, learn the vocabulary for literary analysis, and develop confidence in speaking about literature. The primary texts will represent the major literary genres (drama, poetry, fiction and short fiction), and the class will attend at least one dramatic production. Students will also be introduced to the predominant critical frames and vocabularies used for literary theory and criticism. The course demands regular attendance, rigorous participation and a readiness to take on the challenge of becoming a literary critic.

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