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Visions and Revisions: Reworkings (12 points)


Leader: Alan Dilnot

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: Some ways in which imaginative experience may be reworked, including revision, rejoinders, amplification, reinterpretation, indirect allusion, translation and subversion. Factors in reworking including authorial bias, the spirit of the age, and movement from one genre or one art form to another. Post-modern and postcolonial factors in reworkings. How contemporary sensibilities affect interpretation.

Assessment: Two seminar papers (1500 words each): 30% (a literary exercise of 1500 words may be substituted for one of the seminar papers) + Essay (2500 words): 30% + Essay (3500 words): 40%

Contact Hours: 2 hours per week

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