ENGL 1103W-002: Renaissance and Modern Western Literature

Instructor: Clare King’oo

Prerequisite: ENGL 1010, 1011, or 2011.

In this Honors course, we will encounter several works from the British and North American traditions judged to be literary masterpieces. Our aim will be to explore the art of imaginative story-telling over time, with particular reference to the Renaissance (ca. 1485-1660) and the modern period (ca. 1850 to today). We will consider questions of narration, representation, genre, authority, intertextuality, and canonicity. Our discoveries will be the focus of our own rigorous writing practices, as we work on improving our argumentative and stylistic skills through a range of reports, essays (with revisions), and timed exams. Lively participation in class discussion will be expected and warmly encouraged. Please note that ENGL 1103W is designed primarily with non-English-majors in mind.

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