English R1A

Reading and Composition: Sally Rooney: Popularity and the Popular

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Session Course Areas
1 Summer 2022 D'Silva, Eliot
TWTh 9-11:30 211 Dwinelle D


What makes a novel popular? What makes a person popular? When we read stories, why do we want to know the characters, go to the places they’re going and hear more of what they have to say? This class critically interrogates the idea of popularity by looking at the works of a single famous author. We’ll read each of Sally Rooney’s three novels and watch the TV adaptations of her books. Our readings and screenings will generate a set of questions about the popular as a social category and as a literary mode.

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