Introduction to Literary Study: Fabulous Creatures
An amphibious biped named Larry. A vampire with a thing for Tarot cards. A famously morose beetle. In this course, we’ll encounter a host of literary hybrids—varied and various blends of the human, the supernatural, and the “beastly”—who, in teasing the credible, test our definitions of rationality and identity. Throughout the semester, we’ll develop and put into practice the critical skills of close reading, interpretation, and analysis in order to consider how writers construct these fabulous creatures—and to what ends.
ENGL 190 C1
Course Number (Cross Listing 1)
Abbate, Francesca M.
Course Format Description
Synchronous online course meetings three times each week. Attendance at synchronous activities is not required at the assigned course time. Asynchronous activities will include recorded lectures and other videos, as well as writing assignments. Students will also meet in small groups that they schedule themselves.