[Englmajors] ENGL 281E added for Spring
slaing at u.washington.edu
Thu Mar 2 18:47:01 PST 2006
The Department of English has added an addition section of ENGL 281,
Intermediate Expository Writing, for Spring Quarter. Registration is open
beginning March 3.
Rivera (lysar at u.washington.edu
"Remembering to Forget." This class is designed to sharpen and refine
your ability to read, analyze, and write about literature. The novels we
will study this quarter bear deep investments in what critic George
Lipsitz refers to as "counter-memory," or "a way of remembering and
forgetting that starts with the local, the immediate, and the personal."
Texts engaging in counter-memory return to the past to find "hidden
histories" that have been excluded from dominant historical narratives.
Privileging forms of narration that intentionally subordinate objective
fact-finding to subjective renderings of past events, these
counter-memories can be powerful sites of contestation and historical
revision. Texts include Gayl Jones's Corregidora; Leslie Marmon Silko'ss
Ceremony; Art Spiegelman's Maus; and a course packet.
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