ENG690A Major Author Seminar I
Lead Faculty: Dr. Franz J Potter
Course DescriptionA critical study of the work of a single author, such as Jane Austen, Walt Whitman, Charles Dickens, William Faulkner, Jack London. Special attention given to biography, culture, and literary context.
- Synthesize biographical and historical background with literary analysis of an authorandapos;s works.
- Evaluate the complexities of canon formation in terms of the authorandapos;s andquot;majorandquot; status.
- Analyze and evaluate a broad range of primary documents written by the author, including essays, letters, and minor writings, as well as major writings.
- Analyze, evaluate, and integrate a broad range of secondary writings about the author, including reviews, biography, webliography, films, and the full spectrum of criticism.
- Write a scholarly argument of publishable quality that synthesizes relevant biography, history, and criticism with an original interpretation of one or more of the authorandapos;s works.