ENGL 1616W-001: Major Works of English and American Literature

Instructor: Margaret Breen

Prerequisite: ENGL 1010, 1011, or 2011

In this course we will engage a range of American and British literary works—from the Renaissance to the present—and in the process encounter such great writers such William Shakespeare, Charlotte Brontë, and Alice Walker. We will be reading across genres: poems, plays, short stories, essays, and at least one novel. We will explore how form and social context shape writers’ development of a theme or exploration of an idea, and begin to consider how a particular critical approach can direct our textual analysis. Three 5-6-page essays, as well as several short response pieces.

CA 1, W.