Attachment and the Novel

Course Number: ENGL 197
Prerequisites: Upper-division standing, English majors only
Advisory Enrollment Information: This course cannot be repeated and is limited to upper-division English majors only.
Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 197
Quarter: Winter 2020
Instructor: Young, Kay
Day(s): W
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:20 PM
Location: HSSB 2202
Description:

We'll discuss theories of attachment, separation, loss from the perspective of developmental psychology and psychoanalysis in relation to 4 novels by contemporary women authors: *Sula* by Toni Morrison; *My Brilliant Friend* by Elena Ferrante; *Bel Canto* by Ann Patchett; and *The History of Love* by Nicole Krauss. Our focus will be how the novel comes to terms with and for the emotional stories of our lives.