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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EN 4845 - Short Fiction and Metaphor: 19th Century America

This is an intensive upper-division seminar that focuses on metaphor in the short, fictional prose works (as opposed to the poetry) of American writers during the nineteenth century. Highlighting foundation texts that have contributed significantly to the development of this uniquely American prose form, this course will explore a wide range of writers that were attempting to broaden the concept of literature, per se, during this time period. The purpose here is to apply metaphorical theory and methodologies, from Aristotle to the present, to the fiction of authors such as Washington Irving, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Herman Melville.

Prerequisite: EN 1110 /EN 1120 , or EN 1140 , or EN 1150