ENGL 1147

ENGL 1147

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

What makes a story, and what makes it a mystery story? In this course, we'll study and write about the nature of narratives, taking the classic mystery tale written by such writers as Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie, and Raymond Chandler as typical of intricately plotted stories of suspense and disclosure that have been written and filmed in many genres: Greek tragedy, horror tales by Poe and Shirley Jackson, psychological thrillers by Ruth Rendell and Patricia Highsmith, neo-noir films such as Memento and Fight Club, and postmodern mystery parodies such as those of Paul Auster and Jorge Luis Borges. We'll look at the way they hold together, the desire and fear that drive them, and the secrets they tell—or try to keep hidden.

When Offered Fall, Spring.

Satisfies Requirement First-Year Writing Seminar.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17442ENGL 1147  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person
    For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17443ENGL 1147  SEM 102

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person
    For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17444ENGL 1147  SEM 103

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person
    For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17445ENGL 1147  SEM 104

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person
    For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18395ENGL 1147  SEM 105

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person
    For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.