204s10 - ENGLISH 204 Section 6 Literary Analysis and...

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ENGLISH 204, Section 6: Literary Analysis and Argumentation Spring 2010 TTH 12:50-2:10 Humanities 3014 Professor: Celia Marshik Office Hours: Wednesdays 2-3:30 (in 2089) & Thursdays 2:30-3:30 (in 1106) and by appointment Office: Humanities 1106 and 2089 Telephone: 632-7356 E-Mail: [email protected] (this is usually the best way to contact me) Introduction English 204 focuses on the elements of literary analysis. During the semester, we will study four genres (short story, poetry, drama, and the novel) with attention to the skills you need to discuss and write about literature in an academic setting. You will learn to identify and trace a theme in a text, to make an argument about the relationship between a work's form and content, and to compare works by different authors. You will develop a critical vocabulary to describe what you see in literary works, and you will learn to appreciate the relationships among different forms. Along the way, we will discuss the "correctness" of interpretations and philosophical questions raised by the works we study. English 204 is also an intensive writing course. During the semester, we will discuss the elements of a strong essay and strategies for inventing, drafting, and revising analytical arguments. You will write four formal papers, which you will revise in consultation with your instructor and classmates. In addition to these essays, you will produce a number of informal writing exercises that will help you explore ideas and appreciate what makes a literary text "work." This course is, then, a rigorous reading and writing workshop that aims to strengthen your interpretive and writing skills as it gives you a foundation for further literary study. Required Texts (available at Stony Books and the University Bookstore): Milton Crane, 50 Great Short Stories (Bantam, 0553277456) William Shakespeare, Shakespeare’s Sonnets (Folger, 0671722875) William Shakespeare, As You Like It (Folger, 074348486X) Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre (Signet, 0451526554) Jean Rhys, Wide Sargasso Sea (Norton, 0393308804) Additional required readings are available on Blackboard Bring your book (or Blackboard printouts) to every class. Recommended Material: A handbook that addresses grammar and punctuation (such as A W riter’s Reference ) A good, unabridged dictionary (most bookstores carry several editions)
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COURSE ORGANIZATION AND REQUIREMENTS: Attendance: Most people learn best by engaging in discussion rather than passively listening to a lecture. Most of the class will be spent in seminar-style discussion and in writing workshops. This means that you need to be committed to regular attendance and participation in class discussion. It will be difficult, if not impossible, to make up much of the work that we do in class.
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