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ENGL 116
The Remix: Adaptation and Revelation Fall 2020 (also offered Spring 2021)
Division I Writing Skills

Class Details

This course explores the ideas of remaking and adaptation. We examine twentieth and twenty-first-century fiction, poetry, film, and hybrid texts that interact with subject matter stretching from Greek mythology to New World castaway stories to global pandemics. What is the nature of the work they attempt? What is lost and gained in these re-visions? In response to these questions, emphasis is placed on critical reading and writing (and rewriting), as well as on research skills. Works considered throughout the term come from, among others, Jorge Luis Borges, Anne Carson, J.M. Coetzee, Alfonso CuarĂ³n, and Natasha Trethewey.
The Class: Format: seminar; remote
Limit: 14
Expected: 14
Class#: 2267
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: at least 20 pages of writing; GLOW posts; class participation
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: first-year students who do not have a 5 on the AP and/or have not previously taken a 100-level English class
Distributions: Division I Writing Skills
WS Notes: Students will do at least 20 pages of writing (4 papers) and will be required to significantly revise one paper. Students will also provide two detailed editorial responses to the work of another student. Significant class time will be spent covering strategies for effective and persuasive academic writing. Throughout the semester, students will receive written feedback from the instructor with specific suggestions for revision and improvement.

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