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Spring 2018-2019
* ENG 206 (LA)   na, npdf

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. This course will have two lectures, and one 50-minute precept.

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

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
First-Year Students Welcome..

Other information:
ENG Distribution Area: For current ENG majors or those thinking about declaring, this course satisfies the Reading Literature requirement.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
40470 L01 11:00:00 am - 11:50:00 am T Th        Enrolled:49 Limit:75
40471 P01 12:30:00 pm - 01:20:00 pm T        Enrolled:13 Limit:13 Closed
41804 P01A 12:30:00 pm - 01:20:00 pm T        Enrolled:6 Limit:13
40472 P02 01:30:00 pm - 02:20:00 pm T        Enrolled:13 Limit:13 Closed
40473 P03 10:00:00 am - 10:50:00 am W        Enrolled:4 Limit:13
40474 P04 03:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm W        Enrolled:13 Limit:13 Closed