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Focused on literary texts in their critical and theoretical contexts, ENGL is a course in academic writing that fulfills the first-year component of the Faculty of Arts Writing Requirement. In this class we'll look at love stories old and new and try and tackle some big questions about happy ever after: How do stories shape our expectations and experiences of romantic love?
What do our conventional love narratives suggest about gender, sexuality, and marriage? How do individual experiences of love deviate from these narratives--and why should we care?
How have our love stories changed along with shifts in cultural attitudes about love and marriage? Prepare to rethink some of your assumptions about love and romance and investigate our cultural obsession with meet cutes and happy endings.
This course offers an introduction to the skills of literary criticism. Our theme is mad science, a concept we explore by reading a handful of literary works, ancient, modern, and contemporary. Each of these works raises important questions about scientific knowledge and human culture.
What are the relations between scientific knowledge and power? How should we understand scientific practice in realtion to the emotions? What are the consequences, both for humankind and for nonhumans, of scientific invention?
We will examine critcism itself as a science or form of technical knowledge. Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. We will explore each of these texts in their critical, historical, and theoretical contexts, reading secondary sources that will help us to understand these texts and that serve as examples of literary criticism.
What are bad manners? The idea of manners, broadly construed, captures not only what we expect from others in society, but also what we expect from ourselves. This section of ENGL takes up literary representations of civility and decorum — and their often comic violations.
Why, for instance, do we behave the way we do in social situations? What are the rewards of avoiding being perceived as rude? We will pursue these and further questions in a term-long inquiry into the unarticulated assumption and expectations that underlie everyday social rituals and performances.
Writing can both define and trouble claims to home or to belonging. In this course, we will examine ways in which the domestic, the native, the town, and the nation—among other configurations—create economies and ecologies of home, even as they disrupt and refigure such networks of relations.
Assignments will include a response blog, an annotated bibliography, a close reading, a research proposal, a research essay and a final examination. Why did a king kiss a werewolf-knight? Do men with canine heads go to heaven?
How is a werewolf like a cyborg? If a human child lives among wolves, will she speak their language? In reading werewolf literature from the Middle Ages to the present day, we will explore how racial and sexual difference overlap with human-animal hybridity and metamorphosis in Western literature.
We will also consider what werewolves can teach us about language, disability, childhood, indigeneity, and migration. This literature-and-writing course offers you literary texts that transform themselves through semantic and symbolic play, and texts we will transform by situating them in material cultural contexts.
With transformation as our theme in both content and method, we will use our classroom as if it were a makerspace -- a space in which makers collaborate, experiment, code, and test their prototypes and ideas.
You may expect the course will augment the pleasures you take in reading complex literary works, and help you construct sound arguments about verbal texts more confidently. More info at blogs. Why do we tell stories? What assumptions underlie our readings of stories in prose and verse and the numerous critical and theoretical approaches to literary interpretation?
In this course, we will explore five iconic, and very different, literary depictions of evil. In Doctor Faustus, a polymath scholar, tired of the limits of existing knowledge, sells himself to the devil in order to go beyond them.
And in Beloved, the legacies of Atlantic slavery are explored through their terrible effects on the lives of one African American family. Aimed at students who are thinking about majoring in English or in another humanities fieldthis course will teach you the skills of literary analysis through an engagement with these texts and some of the questions they raise.This guide is aimed at GCSE English and English Literature students in Year 11 and, although based on poetry, it contains much of value regarding general essay writing skills and the use of the key essay writing “P.E.E / P.Q.C?
technique. This engaging, varied, and informative scheme of learning is designed to help students gain understanding, assessment skills, and key interpretations of Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice.'.
Yann Tholoniat, Université de Lorraine, English Department, Faculty Member. Studies Painting, Victorian poetry, and Romantic poetry.
A former member of the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris (), I passed a BA in English Studies, then taught at. Tennyson uses a quite simple meter by keeping with the standard meter of English poetry of iambic pentameter for most of the poem. An example of which can be seen in line ‘To strive, / to seek, / to find, / and not / to yield’.
The English Studies Book: An Introduction to Language Literature and Culture, Routledge, London, ISBN 0 Robertson, A., Ed, , Great Ideas for English in the Senior Years SAETA, Adelaide, ISBN 0 1.
Victorian Studies, Poetry, Edmund Burke, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Masculinity, and 5 more Victorian poetry, English Poetry, University of Warwick, Lord Alfred Tennyson, and Crisis of Masculinity (Victorian poetry, English Poetry, University of Warwick, Lord Alfred Tennyson, .