Fall 2009

NOVELS, PLAYS, POEMS

Listed in: English, as ENGL-01

Faculty

Peter Berek (Section 03)
Wendy H. Bergoffen (Section 06)
William H. Pritchard (Section 04)
David R. Sofield (Section 05)

Description

A first course in reading fictional, dramatic, and lyric texts: stories, a major novel, one or more plays by Shakespeare, poems by Donne, Dickinson, Frost, and others.

Why does any writer--an Amherst College student, Philip Roth, Emily Dickinson, Shakespeare--say what he or she says one way rather than another? And what in the expression itself makes a story, a play, a poem effective, something a reader might care about, be moved or delighted by? We will try to answer these questions by reading primary examples of each genre, including much recent work, with close and sustained attention to details of expressive language. There will be frequent writing exercises.

The course will be taught in sections of 15-20 students. Preference will be given to first-year students.  Fall semester. Professor Berek (Mount Holyoke College).

If Overenrolled: Preference will be given to first-year students.

Keywords

Writing attentive

Offerings

2015-16: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Spring 2010, Spring 20122015-16: Offered in Fall 2015 and Spring 2016
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 20162015-16: Offered in Fall 2015 and Spring 2016
Other years: Offered in Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 20162015-16: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 20132015-16: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 20102015-16: Offered in Spring 2016
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2014