Summer 2017 Courses

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ENGL 202 - W01 Text as Art/Art as Text See Details * *

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30421 (View in ClassFinder)

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4

Instructor:

Casie L. Szalapski

The Pre-Raphaelites painted Ophelia, “The Lady of Shalott”, and “La Belle Dam Sans Merci.” Salvador Dali painted scenes from Alice and Wonderland. Rodin sculpted Dante’s hell. Artists have often found their inspiration from the great stories of human history. While it seems inevitable that story and painting and poetry and sculpture share a rich, dynamic relationship, this course will explore the reasons behind that and attempt to make explicit the parallels between literary art and fine art. Additionally, we will explore how reading various forms of fine art as a text (ex., conducting formal analysis on composition, proportions, etc.; identifying the style/genre; understanding the historical context; uncovering the patron and his or her agenda) will develop our understanding and interpretation of it; likewise, we will learn to see a literary work as an object of art to be admired and gazed upon rather than merely dissected for ideas. Ultimately, this course aims to teach how a literary work and a corresponding piece of art can work toward a deeper understanding and appreciation of one another. Students will visit the Minneapolis Institute of Art as part of a class project. Additionally, students will choose to either create their own artwork of a literary scene or figure or compose a story or poem based on a piece of art. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 formal revised pages. This course satisfies the Writing Across the Curriculum Writing Intensive requirement. Please note that this course is half in-class (4 hours/week) and half online.

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OEC 2091730-1930- T - R - - -
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ENGL 214 - L01 American Authors I See Details * *

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30427 (View in ClassFinder)

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4

Instructor:

Anne E. Roth-Reinhardt

Where does the popular perception of America as the “New World” come from? How could slavery flourish in a land idealizing freedom? Why were immigrants so feared and reviled? Why did expansionism push out some and make millionaires of others? Such questions will be explored in a chronological framework through extensive readings from the beginnings of the American literary tradition to the turn of the twentieth century. Threaded throughout the literature are themes such as religious identity, political reform, race, slavery, war, gender, and industrialization. This course fulfills the Historical Perspectives requirement in the English major and counts as a Writing Across the Curriculum Writing to Learn course in the core curriculum. Please note that this class is half in-class (4 hours/week) and half online. Prerequisites: ENGL 201, 202, 203 or 204.

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OEC 2121730-1930- T - R - - -
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