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ENG 298 WRITING ABOUT LITERATURE

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    CALABRESE,JOSEPH, JAMES,ERIN, URIE,MARGARET, JoeCalabrese, PAUL KNOX
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    Always Do the Reading

    Lots of Writing

    Great Intro to the Subject

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    Aug 25, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    What an interesting and engaging class. It was taught in a creative way that forced you to interact with all students in your class.

    Course highlights:

    The material. I read and discussed books and poems I would never had read on my own.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Go to class and get out of your shell and interact with everyone.

    • Fall 2011
    • JAMES,ERIN
    • Yes
    • Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading Many Small Assignments
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    May 18, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend this course because though it is difficult and rigorous, I learned so much about the mechanics of literature and the background of literary genres, that it gave me the necessary contextual information to frame my literary analysis arguments.

    Course highlights:

    When I took the course, it was focused on Joseph Campbell's idea of the hero's journey. It was very interesting to apply this narrative and character trajectory to texts that were traditional, unconventional, non-linear plot narratives, and graphic novels. I was very interested in the women's version of the hero's journey and focused my project on the idea of witches as heroes, but they are labeled differently since they are a threat to the established patriarchy. Sometimes Dr. Knox could overwhelm students with the reading load but the efforts paid off and led to a more comprehensive understanding.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    This course will teach you a lot about the characteristics of different literary movements and give you a good background in the most known texts of each of those movements. A good understanding of Campbell is also useful since his Power of Myth ideas have made a large impression on literary scholars. Just know that you do have to do a lot of reading for the course, and the professor is a tough grader, but you will have earned a lot more understanding and acumen in literature after completing this course.

    • Fall 2014
    • PAUL KNOX
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading

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