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Character, Person, Representation
COL 247
Fall 2007 not offered

This course will examine representations of the individual from ancient Greece to contemporary literature, with a primary focus on 19th- and early-20th-century fiction. We will explore recurring themes and problems inherent in literary characterization: the representation of consciousness, solitude and the relation of self to society, the formation of identity, questions of heroism and anti-heroism, the political implications of representation, and the realism of fictional personhood. We will also study theories of character and self in selected writings by Aristotle, Freud, Forster, Barthes, Said, and others.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA COL
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

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