Introduction to the Advanced Study of Literature

L260 — Fall 2021

Joey McMullen
Days and Times
11:30a - 12:45p TR (3 CR)
Course Description

Topic: Landscapes of Trauma and Conquest

Alongside efforts to expand our analytical toolbox and express insightful ideas about literature, this version of L260 asks how poets, non-fiction authors, short story writers, novelists, and playwrights draw on the natural world in their depictions of trauma and conquest. Whether, for example, enforcing claims of imperialistic power or providing sites of healing, the landscapes in these works we read are never imagined as solely as a monolithic "Nature." We will consider a variety of challenging perspectives on race, gender, and power as we read an assortment of writers from Joseph Conrad to Linda Hogan, from Langston Hughes and Claude McKay to Robert Frost and Emily Dickinson, from Shakespeare to Katori Hall.

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