Outsiders in European Literature|
Spring 2023 not offered
Modern literature is replete with protagonists who represent a position or identity that is outside an accepted mainstream; they are different, peculiar and/or attractive, and potentially dangerous. This course will focus on the experience of being or being made into such an outsider, or other, and on the moral, cultural, racial, gendered, sexual, or national norms or boundaries such an outsider establishes for the inside. Reading both fiction and theory, we will ask how the terms of inside and outside are culturally and historically constructed as we also look for proposals for dealing with outsiders and their otherness. Authors may include Kafka, Mann, Camus, Colette, Fanon, Sartre, Beauvoir, Duras.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (COL)(ENGL)(ENGL-Literature)(FRST)
May Include Kafka, Mann, Woolf, Camus, Daoud, Fanon, Duras, Satrapi
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Three papers, a classroom presentation and Moodle discussions
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Contributes to fulfillment of ENGL major requirements:
Class of 22: Lit Hist II, Theory and Literary Forms concentration, elective.
Class of 23 and beyond: Lit Hist 3, Theory, elective.
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