ENGL 2010

ENGL 2010

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019. Courses of Study 2019-2020 is scheduled to publish mid-June.

Though it is now the global language of communication, English was once considered the vulgar tongue of a backwater. In this course, we will go to the sources of what we have come to call English literature to understand how texts and literary cultures played a role in shaping society and fashioning subjects, and how they also gave voice to dissent and difference — from the oral epic tradition of Beowulf to the public playhouses of Shakespeare's England, and from the intimate lyrics of the metaphysical poets to the indigenous and colonial voices of North America. We'll also take time to dwell on signal texts that can teach us the craft of literary invention. As we range from the boggiest depths of folk legend to the "light fantastic" of lyrical meter, we'll be building a toolkit of the literary terms and techniques that are necessary for the interpretation and creation of literary works. And through a series of exercises, students will gain hands-on experience with literary experimentation.

When Offered Fall.

Breadth Requirement (HB)
Distribution Category (LA-AS)

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ENGL 2010

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5609ENGL 2010  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Kalas, R

  •  7614ENGL 2010  DIS 201

    • F
    • Kalas, R

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ENGL 2010

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16972ENGL 2010  LEC 002

    • MW
    • Kalas, R

  •  7623ENGL 2010  DIS 202

    • F
    • Lu, B