Topic: Sinister Children
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Callaway Center N204
Content: Sometimes good children do bad things; some children are just plain bad. Why are children imagined as pure, yet so often made into the symbol of our deepest fears? With her eyes and ears closer to the ground, the child notices everything adults don’t: intrigue among priests or boarding school teachers, racial tension in the civil rights-era South, and the criminal desires of one Humbert Humbert.
This course will help students develop writing and analytical skills essential in all professions. Students will also be introduced to some of the methods that have reshaped the study of literature (formalist, archival, cultural, psychoanalytic).
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