ENG 2000 Perspectives in LIterature Fall 2015

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ENG 2000 Perspectives in LIterature Fall 2015
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Professor(s)
Department
English
Course Code
ENG 2000
Semester / Year
Fall 2015
Course Description

This course will introduce you to reading and writing across genres. The course will focus on readings that explore concepts of identity in America and the ways in which race, class, gender, sexuality, and ethnicity intersect to shape one’s experience, sense of self and understanding of the world. Through an analysis of contemporary American literary texts, and situating them in their historical, political and social contexts, we will examine the relationship between literary narratives and larger political and social movements. To do so, we will supplement our analysis of the literary texts with theoretical inquiry and historical research to develop a fuller understanding of the social and cultural significance of each work.