English 190

Research Seminar: Flannery O’Connor


Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
9 Fall 2009 Kleege, Georgina
Kleege, Georgina
TTh 12:30-2:00 222 Wheeler

Other Readings and Media

O’Connor, Flannery: The Complete Stories, The Violent Bear It Away, Wise Blood, plus a course reader

Description

Many consider Flannery O’Connor to be one of the foremost writers of short fiction in American literature. Though her work is sometimes dismissively categorized as regional, her favorite themes include religion, race, and disability. In this course, we will read all her published fiction in addition to a selection of her essays, reviews and letters. The major writing project for the course will be a twenty-page research paper. Short writing exercises and class presentations will help students compile a bibliography, create a thesis and hone close-reading skills for the final paper.

English 190 replaces English 100 and 150 as of Fall ’09. English majors may fulfill the seminar requirement for the major by taking one section of English 190 (or by having taken either English 100 or 150 before Fall ’09). Please read the paragraph on page 2 of this Announcement of Classes for more details about enrolling in or wait-listing for this course!

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