T C E 603A • E 603A: Composition and Reading in World Literature
9:30 AM-11:00 AM
This course will focus on honing skills in critical thinking, reading, and writing. The syllabus is still under construction, but Fall readings will likely be chosen from among the authors and works listed below. Changes, additions, and subtractions remain possible, however. A recurrent question will be what resonances and meanings these works have for us today.
About the professor Phillip Barrish is an Associate Professor in the Department of English. He is also currently completing a stint as graduate advisor at the Center for Women's and Gender Studies. His research and teaching interests include post-Civil War American literature and culture, critical "race" theory, masculinity as a cultural construction, and gender studies.
Attendance and participation are of crucial importance. Students will write several short essays (1-3 pages) and two longer papers (6-8 pages). In addition, on selected days teams of two students each will be responsible for leading class discussion.
Homer, The Iliad Sophocles, The Oedipus Cycle Ovid, Metamorphoses Shakespeare, Hamlet and The Tempest Cervantes Moliere Daniel Defoe Jane Austen Honoré de Balzac Charles Dickens Nathaniel Hawthorne Henrik Ibsen Kate Chopin Edith Wharton Ernest Hemingway Toni Morrison Salman Rushdie