ENGL 265 Spring 2013 Topics in American Literature: Freedom and Captivity (D) (W)

This course explores the American obsession with freedom and captivity, as those concepts manifest themselves in works ranging from Bradford's Of Plymouth Plantation to Herzog's Grizzly Man. We'll look at novels, films, captivity narratives, works of journalism, and memoirs, framed by additional readings in cultural geography, historiography, and literary history. Throughout, we will attend to the curious persistence of certain stories about freedom, and to the ways those stories continue to structure American ideas about nation, race, and self.
Class Format: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: two 6-page papers; one 10-page paper; active attendance and participation; occasional short responses
Additional Info: not available for the Gaudino option
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Prerequisites: a 100-level English course, or a score of 5 on the Advanced Placement examination in English Literature or a 6 or 7 on the International Baccalaureate
Enrollment Preference: first-year students, sophomores, and English majors who have yet to take a Gateway
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Divisional Attributes: Division I,Exploring Diversity,Writing Intensive
Other Attributes: ENGL 200-level Gateway Courses,ENGL Literary Histories B
Enrollment Limit: 19
Expected Enrollment: 19
Class Number: 3604
ENGL265-01(S) SEM Topics in American Literature (D) (W) Division 1: Languages and the ArtsExploring Diversity InitiativeWriting Intensive Shawn J. Rosenheim
MWF 08:30 AM-09:45 AM Schapiro Hall 141 3604
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