LITS 0265

Varieties Literary Ambiguity

Varieties of Literary Ambiguity
We will consider readings in a range of European, British, and American fictions purposefully designed to lead the reader to uncertain or contradictory judgments regarding the larger implications of the tale. Narratives of this kind, often deceptively straightforward but in fact intricately conceived, may be understood to provide an experience of insinuating irresolution, calling for repeated and progressively deeper assessments of the same story. Authors whose works may be considered include Heinrich von Kleist, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Nikolai Gogol, Gustave Flaubert, Henry James, Joseph Conrad, and Franz Kafka. 3 hrs lect/disc
Literary Studies
Program in Literary Studies
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Equivalent Courses:
ENAM 0265
AMST 0256
ENAM 0256

Sections in Fall 2017

Fall 2017

LITS0265A-F17 Lecture (Donadio)