Fall 2010

NOVELS, PLAYS, POEMS

Listed in: English, as ENGL-01

Faculty

Wendy H. Bergoffen (Section 06)
C. Rhonda Cobham-Sander (Section 07)
Ingrid L. Nelson (Section 08)
David R. Sofield (Section 09)

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 students. Preference will be given to first-year students.  Fall semester. Visiting Lecturer Bergoffen.

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

Keywords

Writing attentive

Offerings

2014-15: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 20122014-15: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Spring 2009, Spring 20112014-15: Offered in Fall 2014 and Spring 2015
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 2015, Spring 20162014-15: Offered in Fall 2014 and Spring 2015
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 2015, Spring 20162014-15: Offered in Fall 2014
Other years: Offered in Spring 2011, Spring 20122014-15: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 20132014-15: Not offered
2014-15: Offered in Fall 2014
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Spring 20162014-15: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2010