All prep courses can lead to either English 201 or English 202.
Direst ambition An investigation into the nature of ambition – from Shakespeare's dire warnings to Andrew Niccol's optimistic exhortations. We find that literature across the last four centuries has a lot to teach us about our fundamental human nature. Prepare to feel discomfort. Alternative reality An exploration of the generation of setting in film and in writing. In English literature, the walls do speak, as do the curtains, the furniture, the atmosphere. Which methods are used by writers and directors to create a sense of place? In darkness and in light Gothic fiction as a response to The Enlightenment. An exploration of this genre in terms of style – how literature shines a light, or casts a shadow, on the ideas of its time. Articulation and manipulation Looking at how to address the age-old problem of representation (and misrepresentation) in literature. Who has the loudest voice and who is missing from our view.
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