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Fall 2017-2018
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Reading Literature: Fiction

Sarah A. Chihaya

The making and interpretation of fictions are among our everyday activities, whether or not we realize it; however, we don't always consider what "fiction" is, or what it means. This course will introduce students to the diverse and specific forms fiction takes in literature, with emphasis on the novel and film. We will interrogate the act of creating fictions, and the impact a fictional world can make on a reader. Along the way, we will continually consider two deceptively simple questions: what does fiction do to us? What can fiction do for us?

Sample reading list:
Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey
Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary
Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway
Ian McEwan, Atonement
Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God
Georges Perec, W, or the Memory of Childhood
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
About 250pp. of reading per week.

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in lieu of Final - 30%
Papers - 30%
Oral Presentation(s) - 15%
Class/Precept Participation - 25%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Prospective concentrators are required to take ENG 200 and one course from the following: ENG 205, 206, 207, 208, 209..

Other information:
First-Year Students Welcome. This course will have two lectures, and one one-hour precept.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21019 L01 11:00 am - 11:50 am T Th   McCosh Hall   28   Enrolled:67 Limit:80
23295 P01 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm T   McCosh Hall   40   Enrolled:14 Limit:13 Closed
23296 P02 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm T   McCosh Hall   B45   Enrolled:13 Limit:13 Closed
23297 P03 10:00 am - 10:50 am W   McCosh Hall   B45   Enrolled:16 Limit:13 Closed
23298 P04 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm W   McCosh Hall   B45   Enrolled:12 Limit:13
23299 P05 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm Th   McCosh Hall   B45   Enrolled:10 Limit:13
21020 P99 TBA        Enrolled:2 Limit: