Summer Intensive Writing Class in Comparative Literature
Department of Comparative Literature-Summer 2007
Comparative Literary Analysis:
V. Halloran ~ Summer Session I ~ TWR 11:30-1:30
Intensive Writing and A & H
This is an introductory course in literary interpretation required of Comparative Literature majors and recommended for other students interested in the study of world literature. This course fulfills the INTENSIVE WRITING requirement for the College of Arts and Sciences as well as Art and Humanities distribution credit. This first summer session we will anchor our discussions of different genres and periods in literature by focusing on the theme of Travel and examine how writers narrate their experiences of travel in literature. Through a reading of selected plays, nonfiction travel narratives, poems and short novels, we will study how the experience of travel, broadly conceived, acts as a prism through which larger social problems and/or dynamics are played out. Among the travel destinations we will read about are the Caribbean, Mexico, and the fictional island of Utopia. Students will write four short papers on assigned topics and revise one essay.