The Real McCoy: Constructing Identity|
Fall 2008 not offered
We are what we read: The critical reader has the ability to form his/her identity consciously, while literary characters are destroyed by failing to recognize the forces and assumptions shaping them. Active interpretation of texts allows the reader to become an author instead of a character.
Three short papers will be peer-reviewed and rewritten; they will be submitted with the first drafts, which are to be signed by the reviewers; both the editing and the rewriting will be evaluated. Papers will be exercises in close reading, topics will be chosen by the student.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (REES-MN)(REES-Lang/Lit/C)(REES-Social Sci)
Readings from Greek, English, Danish, American and Russian literature:
Sophocles, OEDIPUS REX
Ernest Jones, HAMLET AND OEDIPUS
Richard Wright, BLACK LIKE ME
Philip Roth, THE HUMAN STAIN
Vladimir Nabokov, THE REAL LIFE OF SEBASTIAN KNIGHT
Nathaniel Hawthorne, "RAPPACINI'S DAUGHTER"
Tom Stoppard, THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND
Nikolai Gogol, "THE DIARY OF A MADMAN"
Saul Bellow, THE ADVENTURES OF AUGIE MARCH, HERZOG
Isak Dinesen, "THE FLOOD AT NORDERNY"
Vladimir Nabokov, PALE FIRE
Andrei Bitov, "LIFE IN WINDY WEATHER"
Zinovy Zinik, "A CHANCE ENCOUNTER," "CRICKET"
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Three four-page papers, one term paper
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