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Special Topic: Difficult Novels, Uneasy Narratives
ENGL 393
Spring 2024
Section: 01  

How have writers learned to accommodate histories and experiences that feel too overwhelming to describe? How have the techniques of fiction and nonfiction helped to construct narratives that take into account the incoherence and confusion of political and personal events? In this class, we will be reading challenging works that seek to embrace complexity. We will be asking ourselves how novels, plays, and nonfiction can both verbalize and quiet some of the questions we have all been asking as one inevitable occurrence seems to lead to the next. In this class, you will be thoroughly immersed in literary exchanges. You will be asked to reckon with the questions that spring from each literary work, and to set several books in conversation with each other to see what surprising, new dialogue emerges. This is a class deeply engaged in the ideas that spring from your own interpretations and considerations of what you read.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: ENGL292 OR ENGL296
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL)(ENGL-Creative W)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

Last Updated on APR-16-2024
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