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FYS499 - Reading Literary Space

General

Subject code

FYS

Course Number

499

Department(s)

Instructor(s)

S. Dillon

Course Long Title

Reading Literary Space

Description

Stories are not only structured and shaped, they move through different kinds of cultural spaces and geographies. In The Poetics of Space, Gaston Bachelard argued that poems, too, have found their basic images in archetypal spaces: houses, rooms, and shells. Recent years have brought a "spatial turn" to the humanities, where issues related to race, gender, and sexuality have been productively organized by an attention to maps, contradictory spaces, networks, and mobilities. In this course students read poems, short stories, and theoretical texts with an emphasis on spatial interpretation.

Writing Credit

W1

GEC This Course Belongs To

-

Class Restriction

Exclude Sophomores, Exclude Juniors, Exclude Seniors, 05