English 225 syllabus spring 11

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English 225 Syllabus ENGL 225: SURVEY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE, BEGINNINGS–18 TH CENTURY Dr. Jason Solinger W207 Bondurant Hall Discussion Sections Meet Once a Week Elsewhere jdsoling@olemiss.edu 915-5837 Description: This course provides a survey of English literature from its beginnings through the eighteenth century, paying close attention to the connections between literary form and the historical conditions for literary and cultural production. We will explore a range of genres, including narrative and lyric poetry, drama, the essay, the captivity narrative, the slave narrative, and the novel. Our readings will be informed by questions concerning the nature of canonicity (i.e., why do we read these authors and these texts?); the meaning of Englishness (i.e., what is English about English literature?); and the role of writing in historical struggle (i.e., what is the relationship between literature and history?). Learning Objectives/Outcomes: 1) To acquire a broad knowledge of English literature and culture. 2) To better understand how literature works: how language generates literary effects; how literary genres shape the expectations of readers; how literature has shaped and been shaped by aesthetic, cultural and political developments. 3) To develop skills necessary to speaking and writing analytically. Texts:
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