English R1A

Reading and Composition: Image and Text


Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
3 Spring 2018 Lesser, Madeline
MWF 12-1 211 Dwinelle

Book List

Bechdel, Alison: Fun Home; Rankine, Claudia: Citizen; Sacco: Palestine; Sebald: Rings of Saturn

Other Readings and Media

A course reader will be provided with selected poetry and criticism.

Description

Note the revised course description:

This class will explore the relationship between image and text in poetry, novels, and the graphic novel.  We'll ask both questions of formal genre—how do images inflect, augment, or complicate the text?—and questions more pressing to our contemporary moment—how has our increasingly image-obsessed culture changed our relationship to memory?

Over the course of the semester, we will develop critical thinking skills and learn to express our thoughts in argumentative writing.  Students will write and revise three short essays (a total of 32 pages).  They will also be responsible for weekly reading assginments, and peer writing reviews.


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