Instructor: Weissman T/R 2:00-3:20pm
How better to encounter literature than through a series of absorbing, moving, and thought-provoking books, experienced and analyzed in discussion with your peers and professors? This introductory course in interpreting and appreciating literature is designed to expose undergraduate non-English majors to a diverse range of literary works and multivaried approaches to studying literature. The course is co-taught by several English professors, each of whom leads class on a different amazing book for 1-2 weeks. Given the instructors’ differing approaches to reading and examining literature, this course will introduce you to more varied forms of literary study, and more assorted works of fascinating literature and popular fiction, than most other courses. The diverse readings may include novels, genre fiction, poetry, graphic narratives, short story collections, memoir, and literary nonficton.