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Reading and Composition
"This course begins with the premise that literary texts make their meanings in dialogue with one another and in engagement with their social and cultural contexts. We will be reading three nineteenth-century works alongside late-twentieth-century adaptations of these works, noting elements of homage, critique, parody, revisionism, and formal innovation in the later works. In addition, the course will introduce students to various critical approaches to literary study, including structuralism and poststructuralism, queer and feminist literary theory, and new historicism. One of the primary goals of the course is to develop students� expertise in writing a literary research paper. In addition to writing essays of literary close reading, students will learn how to conduct and present research on a related topic of their own design.
English R50 is intended for students who are planning to be English majors and who have already taken English R1A. It satisfies the College�s R1B requirement. "