Introduction to Literary Study: Waking Dreams

Course Number: ENGL 10
Prerequisites: Writing 2
General Education Areas Fulfilled: Second half of GE Area Requirement A
Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 10
Quarter: Summer B 2013
Instructor: Wong, Bethany
Day(s): MTWR
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:25 PM
Location: HSSB 1210
Description:

This course will offer an introduction to literary study through the lens of the fantastical, strange and marvelous. We will begin with Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream and progress rapidly through centuries, genres and critical approaches, ending with Wilde’s Picture of Dorian Gray. Learning to engage closely with the texts of predominantly nineteenth-century authors, we will explore questions of perception, imagination, permanence, and memory, in addition to how these texts envision what it means to read rightly and see clearly.

Once this course is full/closed, you can sign up to the wait list at:
http://waitlist.UCSB.edu

Students on the wait-list must still attend the first day of lecture/section to enroll in the course.