21L.003-1 Reading Fiction: Dysfunctional Families

As taught in: Spring 2007

Open book on the lap of a person wearing ripped jeans. Sunlight streaks across pages of the book.

Reading a book in the sun. (Image courtesy of Jonatan Lindström.)

Level:

Undergraduate

Instructors:

Prof. Sandy Alexandre

Course Description

This course explores the form, content, and historical context of various works of fiction specifically through the thematic lens of "dysfunctional families." We will focus primarily on questions pertaining to the structure, language, story, and characters of these fictional works.