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ENG 100/120 - “The Lunatic, the Lover, and the Poet”: Metaphor and the Unconscious (Core/First-Year Seminar)

Three or Four Credits
Offered Periodically

This course explores the connections between reading strategies encouraged by lyric poetry, fairy tales, and Freud’s account of the operation of dream narratives. Texts to be examined include drama, fiction, and essays by such authors as William Shakespeare, Charles Perrault, Sigmund Freud, and Angela Carter, as well as poetry by W.H. Auden, W.S. Merwin, Sylvia Plath, Wallace Stevens, Adrienne Rich, and William Carlos Williams. We will also look at films from Alfred Hitchcock, David Kaplan, and Wes Craven.

Prerequisite(s)/Restriction(s): ENG 120 is a First-Year Seminar and open to First-Year Students only.
General Education Attribute(s): ENG 100, for 3-credits, fulfills the Literature Cornerstone.
ENG 120, for 4-credits, fulfills the First-Year Seminar and Literature Cornerstone.