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CLCV 220 W - Origins of Western Literature - Animals in Literature

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Origins and development of selected major genres in Western literature, emphasizing the relationship between classical representatives and their modern successors. Course Information: Same as CWL 220. May be repeated as topic varies.

Special Instructions:

Topic: A selection of literary texts from Greece. Rome and the subsequent Western tradition in which animals are protagonists or narrators. Readings from Plutarch, Ovid, Apuleius; Anna Sewell's Black Beauty; Jack London's Call of the Wild. We conclude by looking beyond the Western tradition to Native American texts, including Louise Erdrich's The Antelope Wife. Mix of asynchronous and synchronous meetings.

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Undergraduate

Credit: 3

Term(s): Fall


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