Reading & Composition

Reading & Composition

To say that ‘to love is to live’ is nothing less than to affirm the proximity between these two actions, where, if nothing else, only a meager vowel separates the two. Love attests to a paradoxical type of freedom: we must be free to love; yet, when we are in love, we are unable to freely choose who or what it is that we love. Once ensnared in its warm embrace, love encircles us like a python, squeezing gently (sometimes not) until it completely surrounds us. But love can swallow and transform our world as quickly as it departs from it, leaving us only with malady.

Reading & Composition

Reading & Composition

Expository writing based on analysis of selected masterpieces of ancient and modern literature. R1B satisfies the second half of the Reading and Composition requirement.

Prerequisities/Placement:

1A or equivalent is prerequisite to 1B.

See the Schedule of Classes to obtain the class number for your desired section.

Reading & Composition

Expository writing based on analysis of selected masterpieces of ancient and modern literature. R1A satisfies the first half of the Reading and Composition requirement.

Prerequisities/Placement:

UC Entry Level Writing Requirement or UC Analytical Writing Placement Exam.

See the Schedule of Classes to obtain the class number for your desired section.

Literature of American Cultures

Reading & Composition

Expository writing based on analysis of selected masterpieces of ancient and modern literature. R1B satisfies the second half of the Reading and Composition requirement.

Prerequisities/Placement:

1A or equivalent is prerequisite to 1B.

See the Schedule of Classes to obtain the class number for your desired section.

Reading & Composition

Expository writing based on analysis of selected masterpieces of ancient and modern literature. R1A satisfies the first half of the Reading and Composition requirement.

Prerequisities/Placement:

UC Entry Level Writing Requirement or UC Analytical Writing Placement Exam.

See the Schedule of Classes to obtain the class number for your desired section.

Reading & Composition

Whereas the influence of Italian-Neorealism on world cinema is undeniable, the literary origins of Neo-Realism are less well-known. The notion of Neo-Realism was in fact first used in Italy to describe trends world literature, and the development of a specifically Italian Ne0-Realist style emerged from a close collaboration between the writers and filmmakers of this period.  Just as Italian Neo-Realist cinema became a cultural phenomenon in China in the 1950s, the Italian literature that Chinese readers were consuming was also dominated by Neo-Realist writers.

Reading & Composition

In this course, we will examine found documents as a literary device, i.e., stories that are told through an accumulation of texts, often “found” and assembled by the author or narrator.  Our readings will include examples of epistolary literature as well as experimental tales told through pieces of poetry, critical reviews, footnotes, and gallery labels.  We will also consider horror writers’ particular fondness for found documents, and cases when the mysterious sources of certain materials — and the gaps between texts — represent encounters with the unknown.  Many of our texts will feel r

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