Oct 27, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalogue 
2019-2020 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENGL 12015 - Animals in Literature

Course Credit: 1
ANIMALS IN LITERATURE To determine whether authors “personify” animals, what do readers assume about the differences between humans and other animals? Serving as an introduction to literature and analysis, this course also attempts to identify and transcend literary interpretation’s traditional human-centeredness. Students will learn, for example, how understanding terms like “metaphor” and “allegory” can propel them toward controversial interpretations, especially of how animals function complexly in a wide variety of literary works. Featured texts include Hûeg’s novel The Woman and the Ape; Vaughan and Staples’s Saga comics; poems by Atwood, Neruda, Angelou, and many others; Shakespeare’s Two Gentlemen of Verona, and Shaffer’s play Equus. NOTE: English 120xx can be taken only once for departmental credit; students may take a second English 120xx for College credit only. [AH]