Faculty of Arts


ENGLISH 111

Literature From Sonnets to Comics


Description

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).

Availability 2012

Not taught in 2012

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Distinguished Professor Brian Boyd

Assessment

Coursework + exam

Points

ENGLISH 111: 15.0 points

Online Resources

Course website.


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