Fall 2009

VISUALITY AND LITERATURE

Listed in: English, as ENGL-01

Faculty

Jennifer A. Cayer (Section 02)

Description

In this course we will examine twentieth-century and contemporary novels, essays, plays, and performances that challenge generic and disciplinary boundaries.  All are preoccupied with the visual, perform visually, or employ images within narrative.  Some of these works respond directly to pieces of visual art, others include photographs or analyze forms of seeing.  Because this is a writing-intensive course we will not pursue an exhaustive or chronological history of the immense conversation between visual and literary modes of expression.  While actively discussing the course materials, we will consistently and frequently engage them in critical and creative, formal and informal writing.  One of our goals will be to deepen our own practices of seeing and using visual evidence as a method toward writing personal, exploratory, and persuasive essays.

Limited to 15 students.  Fall semester.  Visiting Professor Cayer.

If Overenrolled: Preference given to first-year students and interested majors.

Keywords

Writing attentive

Offerings

2013-14: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Spring 2010, Spring 20122013-14: Offered in Fall 2013 and Spring 2014
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 20152013-14: Offered in Fall 2013 and Spring 2014
Other years: Offered in Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2014, Spring 20152013-14: Offered in Fall 2013
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Spring 20132013-14: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 20102013-14: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2014
 

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