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HUM 211 Major Works of Literature--Fall 2009 syllabus

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huHUM 211 Major Works of Literature: The Fantastic and Allegory Sabancı University, Fall 2009 Instructor: Kelly T. Brewer Office Hours: Wednesday 2:00-5:00 (or by appointment) The course introduces students to a few major works of literature that have influenced their own times and continue to have an impact on our understanding of the world and its cultures. The works selected for the course have significantly shaped methodologies used by literary scholars to approach, evaluate and understand other works of literature. While many students encounter relatively few literary works in the course of their undergraduate studies, HUM 211 affords them an opportunity to learn new reading strategies and ways to approach texts as readers. This version of Major Works of Literature focuses on the fantastic and allegory. We will read literary works that treat the supernatural as normal, and hyperbole and fiction as sustained metaphors for culture and society. We will be interested in examining how
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