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Summer 2014 Credit Courses: Literature

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Survey of U.S. Literature I
Spans the literature of the European invasion of North America, from the 16th century through the first decades of a national publishing industry of “American” letters following the Revolutionary War. Students consider the connections between writing and colonialism, nation building, and the resistance of these powerful narratives in, for example, the few written words of the indigenous populations and the enslaved.
LIT2560 / 4 credits
Edgar Garcia
Mon.–Thurs., 9 a.m.–12:10 p.m.
Session III (Intensive): June 9–July 3
Social Sciences Bldg., Room 1004

online courses iconDark Fairy Tales
To modern audiences, “fairy tale” suggests beautiful princesses and handsome princes, ball gowns, and singing mice, but fairy tales have much darker roots. Alongside true love, innocence, and bravery lies infanticide, incest, murder, and cannibalism. In this course, students study a selection of fairy tales and explore their origins, variants, interpretations, and the archetypal characters who inhabit them.
Note: This course is 100 percent online; please visit for details.
LIT3295 / 4 credits
Noncredit option: $625
Theresa Benaquist
Session II: June 9–July 24

online courses iconShort Fiction
An examination of the “middle genre,” encompassing the novella and the short novel. Readings provide ample opportunity to sample works embodying the intensity of short fiction and some of the expanded characterization and plot development of the novel. Readings include works by several significant 19th- and 20th-century authors from many countries.
Note: This course is 100 percent online; please visit for details.
LIT3400 / 4 credits
Noncredit option: $625
Rachel Simon
Session III (Intensive): June 9–27

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