Comparative Literary Studies

Course Description

Analysis of literary texts across national and linguistic as well as temporal, cultural, and disciplinary lines.

Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze the particular distinctiveness and similarities between these two authors of literary realism and social satire within their different historical contexts and literary traditions.
  • Evaluate these literary works within their relevant sociological, historical, and biographical contexts.
  • Critique the relevant scholarship and integrate findings into discussions and assignments.
  • Interpret literary works using various theoretical and critical approaches that are most appropriate for these literary periods.
  • Investigate the themes and conventions that inform these literary works.
  • Utilize academic English and the tenets of sound composition by means of thesis-driven analytical prose.

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