310 - 04: Writing About Literature - WR
Meeting Times: TTH 1:00 - 2:15 PM
Room: HM 109
This is a writing course with literature as the topic of writing and Willa Cather's works as the theme. Willa Cather is an early-twentieth century poet, novelist, short-story writer, and theorist whose works easily lend themselves to various approaches for study. She is possibly one of the most dynamic writers in the history of American literature; her own life history forms the base for much of her writing, and she brings that history and its settings truly to life as she experiments with form and explores in them questions of place, gender, ethnicity, love, and vocation. her works have the timeless beauty of 100-year-old texts and the immediacy and intensity we look for in all great literature.
Requirements: daily response papers, 3 papers based on students' own readings of the texts and one research paper. In-class discussion and informal writing, workshopping, and student revision of formal papers into a final portfolio.
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