First-Year Seminar: The Literary Life

ENGLISH LITERATURE 100

This class approaches literature from many angles: the creative to the scholarly, the emotional to the ethical, the edifying to the entertaining. At the heart of our study will be a survey of literary "values" such as invention, emotion, style, subversion, beauty, humor-those fundamental reasons readers come to literature in the first place. Through readings and discussion, we will consider the great variety of ways literature expresses these values, and will explore them ourselves via creative assignments. Along the way, we will learn about literary culture today through discussions with nationally renowned writers and scholars who will visit the class, and you will write and workshop your own stories, poems, and non-fiction works. Course enrollment preference is given to first-year students.
Course Attributes: EN H; FYS; BU Hum; AS HUM; FA HUM; AR HUM

Section A

First-Year Seminar: The Literary Life
INSTRUCTOR: Riker
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Section B

First-Year Seminar: The Literary Life
INSTRUCTOR: Schuman
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Section C

First-Year Seminar: The Literary Life
INSTRUCTOR: [TBA]
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Section 01

First-Year Seminar: The Literary Life
INSTRUCTOR: Riker
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