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ENGLISH 251 Fundamentals of Literary Interpretation

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    CHRISTIANSEN, ViljaJohnson, ClaudiaHills, Staff, JamieHorrocks, BeccaHay, Becca Hay, Elizabeth Christiansen, Professor Westover
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    Allusion

    Definition:

    A figure of speech that makes brief reference to a historical or literary figure, event, or object.

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    Nov 10, 2015
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    This class is a fascinating look at exactly what makes literature studies tick. It takes one through the years of critical canon in order to build a solid base for future literary interpretation.

    Course highlights:

    The highlights of this course were definitely the readings coupled with class discussions on the readings. We studied from Fish to Derrida and everything in between, and focused on whatever was the most confusing for the class as a whole. I definitely learned to better appreciate literary critics and how best to approach texts.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Make sure to do the readings! Life is a lot easier if you actually know what people are talking about in class.

    • Winter 2014
    • Staff
    • Yes
    • Always Do the Reading Participation Counts Final Paper
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    Oct 19, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Liz is an excellent professor who cares about her students just as much as she cares about her profession. Always a good time and you'll learn a lot.

    Course highlights:

    It's all about the basics of literary theory. You'll do a survey of just about every main literary school of thought (psychoanalysis, marxism, structuralism, etc.).

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Be ready to read... a lot. If you bring your best annotation skills to the table and stay on top of the assignments, you'll be fine.

    • Winter 2017
    • Elizabeth Christiansen
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Always Do the Reading Great Discussions
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    Jun 01, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    This course was a great intro to English Studies at BYU. The readings were long but always worth the effort, and taught a lot about the different approaches to the academic theories in English Literature.

    Course highlights:

    The exams were relatively simple but thorough, lectures were always fantastic, and class discussions were filled with insight.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Do the reading, review your notes, talk to the professor or TA's about any questions you have as soon as possible.

    • Winter 2017
    • Professor Westover
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Always Do the Reading Great Discussions

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