Faculty of Arts
Literature From Sonnets to Comics
We enjoy a wide range of texts – poetry, drama, novel, satire, live-action film, animated film, comic, children’s story – as we work back gradually from the twenty-first century to Shakespeare. We explore texts, terms, contexts, theory and approaches. We consider new findings about human minds and human nature relevant to literature and life. We stress creative and critical thinking, reading and writing, in our authors and in our responses to them. We consider the element of play and laughter in literature, from Dr. Seuss and Wallace and Gromit to Shakespeare. We also briefly consider material outside English-language traditions, both European (this year, a Polish film) and non-European (a Brazilian novel and the Chinese poet Li Po).
Not taught in 2012
Coordinator(s) Distinguished Professor Brian Boyd
Coursework + exam
ENGLISH 111: 15.0 points