Reading Literature

Transforming Identities in Literature
This course is designed to develop techniques for reading and writing about literary works through the lens of our chosen theme: the transformation of identities (in terms of race, class, gender, etc.) in literary works. We will read a range of plays, poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction across temporal and natural boundaries, exploring the different critical methods and interpretive tools available to us. Both the thematic and skill-building arcs of the course will culminate in a reading of Toni Morrison’s novel The Song of Solomon in the context of several different--and sometimes contradictory--critical and theoretical approaches. Other readings will include Shakespeare’s Othello, Hwang’s M. Butterfly, essays by Virginia Woolf, Zadie Smith, and Emily Bernard, and short stories by Octavia Butler.”
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ENGL 0103

All Sections in Fall 2023

Fall 2023

ENGL0103A-F23 Seminar (Siddiqi)
ENGL0103B-F23 Seminar (Wells)
ENGL0103C-F23 Seminar (Sheldon)