Fall 2019 - WL 200 D100
How to Do Things with World Literature (3)
Class Number: 1344
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 10921, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 12, 2019
3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
1 778 782-8660
Prerequisites:six units in World Literature, including one W course.
Introduces major theoretical approaches to literature and fundamental techniques of literary analysis. Develops students' critical skills for analytical writing about literature in comparative, cross-cultural contexts.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
By the end of this course, students should be able to:
• show in a sophisticated fashion how texts yield a variety of readings
• examine texts using a variety of critical terminology
• explore the ethical assumptions behind your own critical position as a reader of texts and to negotiate with positions different from your own
• locate selected works in historical and cultural contexts
- Attendance / Active Participation 10%
- Reading question responses 10%
- Midterm 25%
- Final Exam 25%
- 5-Page Case Analyses (total of two) 2 X 15 = 30%
Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. Penguin Books, 2007.
Kafka, Franz. The Metamorphosis and Other Stories. Dover, 1996.
Tyson, Lois. Critical Theory Today: A User-Friendly Guide. 3rd. ed., 2015 (available online through SFU Library)
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