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Fall 2018-2019
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Silenced Voices

Sheila M. Kohler

We will read three original works and three novels which give voice to a character silenced in the original: "Beowulf" with Gardner's "Grendel"; Bronte's "Jane Eyre" with Rhys' "Wide Sargasso Sea" and Camus' "The Stranger" with Daoud's "The Meursault Investigation." What role does the hero or heroine play? Why is the antagonist not given a voice in the original? Why do these authors take up the story of the silenced ones? What are they saying about the "other" through these voices? What do these new novels bring that did not exist before and could they exist without their forbearers?

Sample reading list:
John Gardner, Grendel
Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre
Jean Rhys, Wide Sargasso

Reading/Writing assignments:
See syllabus

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in lieu of Final - 30%
Oral Presentation(s) - 15%
Term Paper(s) - 20%
Class/Precept Participation - 15%
Other (See Instructor) - 20%

Other Requirements:
Open to First Year Undergraduates Only.

Other information:
Other 20% = Book excerpts

Website:  http://www.princeton.edu/pub/frs/

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
23655 S01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm W   Wilcox Hall   208   Enrolled:12 Limit:15