ENGLISH 181: Development of the Literary Essay (seminar)
Taught by: Ken Fields
Winter Quarter, 2012-2013
TTh 2:15-4:05, Room: 160-325
We will read and discuss masters of the essay who have dealt with literature and some of the other arts such as film, music, painting, with attention to varieties of style and approach. Readings will include writers like Montaigne, Addison, Dr. Johnson, Eliot, Blackmur, Winters, Hardwick, Guerard, Watt, Rich, Davenport, Gass, Sobin, Barthes, and Cameron. Emphasis will be on how to read varieties of essays (often on works you have not yet read), and how to write them. It is often said that we expect students to write literary essays without showing them any. Method will be discussion. No final. Final project will be a literary essay, with appendices of relevant quotations.
This course fulfills the following Major Requirements: