Literary Genres: Going Postal – Letter-Narratives

Course Number: ENGL 128EN
Prerequisites: Check on GOLD
Advisory Enrollment Information: May be repeated for credit provided letter designations are different.
General Education Areas Fulfilled: Check on GOLD
Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 128AA-ZZ
Quarter: Spring 2014
Day(s): TR
Time: 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM
Location: NH 1109

Going Postal: Letter-Narratives" examines fictional uses of the letter form, with its built-in paradoxes of absence and presence, private and public, and engages recent critical work on epistolarity and postality. We'll orient ourselves to stories told in letters and stories told about letters through eighteenth-century examples of novels and poems, including works by Austen, Laclos, Montagu, Pope, and Richardson, then move ahead to Hoffmann, James, and Pynchon.

Note: Same course as C LIT 103.