More on the introduction to literary studies

This is how they do it for English at the University of Amsterdam.

More and more I think it should be something like this, on a theme. I am tired of what we have been doing, and what I tried this time, does not work. I think we could have three books or so, a short novel, a play, a short story or two, and some poems … and a book like this in English, and some materials like that in Spanish.

My department chair thinks the course needs to be made easier: no discussion of narrative voice, no theory at all, just developmental reading with literature, essentially. I think not. It needs to be more accessible, but it also needs to be an introduction to literary studies.




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