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Rewriting Culture from Shakespeare to Magna
CHUM 312
Fall 2007
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: ENGL 312, RUSS 312

What are we doing when we rewrite texts? When we revise, edit, adapt, or translate a work, is our goal to produce a new work of art? An alternative version of the old work? A better, more user-friendly version of the original? This course is structured around questions of textual ontology and authority that arises whenever we begin to revise and rewrite texts. Focusing chiefly on case studies from 20th-century English and Russian literature (with some Japanese pop culture), we discuss the artistic, philosophical, and legal problems of fidelity, authenticity, and ownership that result from acts of rewriting.

Essential Capabilities: Interpretation
We will be interpreting literary texts, as well as examining what constitutes a "text."
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: None
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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