Course Information

Coming of Age Literature (ENGL 3124)

Term: Academic Year 2017-2018 Fall


Kathleen T. RyanShow MyInfo popup for Kathleen T. Ryan
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Tue-Thu, 10:40 AM - 12:00 PM (8/28/2017 - 12/20/2017) Location: MAIN CLASS 112


This course explores the genre of the bildungsroman, the coming of age novel, in a variety of cultural, social, and historical contexts. Assigned readings will focus primarily on novels, but will also include short stories and poetry. The class will explore works written by Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Mark Twain, Sue Monk Kidd, Sylvia Plath, Khaled Hosseini, and Edwidge Danticat. Assignments include maintaining a reflective journal, writing three papers, and participating in a group presentation that discusses the characteristics of a Coming of Age Literature.