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C LIT 240 K: Writing In Comparative Literature

The Dialectics of the Self

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Amy C. Lanning

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In this writing-centered course we will investigate the dialectic between the natural and the social aspects of being as represented in fictional works that thematize the concept of the split-self, in particular Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, and Francois Truffaut's The Wild Child. We will also explore the historical context of this topic by discussing the philosophical undercurrents related to the period of each text. From a technical standpoint, students will learn to think and write critically in order to produce essays that engage the current academic debates related to these texts and to our course theme.

Catalog Description: 
Comparative approach to literature and a workshop in writing comparative papers in English. Emphasis on cross-cultural comparison of literary works. Readings in English with an option to read selected texts in the original languages Offered: AWSp.
GE Requirements Met: 
English Composition (C)
Writing (W)
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Last updated: 
April 28, 2016 - 9:20am