10 April 2014

Frank and Ava THIS SUMMER, anyone?

Spend part of this summer with Frank and Ava at Central Connecticut State University!

ENG 214: Studies in World Literature – Frank and Ava
First Summer Session 2014 MTWR 10:15 AM-12:15 PM
Professor Gilbert L. Gigliotti, Department of English

Course Description
By focusing on one of the 20th Century's most high-profile and explosive couples and by using international and American works, this course examines the ways writers the world over have created and employed their own Frank Sinatras and Ava Gardners, as individuals and as a couple, in poetry, fiction, non-fiction, drama. The course focuses on the techniques, expectations, and possibilities that each genre offers and some of the cultural attitudes that shape the literature. (Fulfills Study Area I literature Requirement and bears International designation.)
Course Objectives
By the end of the course, students should be able to:
Discuss effectively the literary principles and practices of a variety of contemporary authors from around the world;
Write coherent and cogent analyses, using textual support and appropriate academic conventions and language, of 20th and 21st- century literature in its many genres (poetry, nonfiction, drama, fiction, film etc.);
Know the outline and significant milestones and achievements in the lives and careers of Ava Gardner and Frank Sinatra; and
Recognize the international significance of American popular culture. 

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