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LITR 130 01 (11517) /HUMS130
How to Read
Katie Trumpener
MW 1.00-2.15 WLH 011
Fall 2017 
No regular final examination
Areas Hu
Permission of instructor required

Introduction to techniques, strategies, and practices of reading through study of lyric poems, narrative texts, plays and performances, films, new and old, from a range of times and places. Emphasis on practical strategies of discerning and making meaning, as well as theories of literature, and contextualizing particular readings. Topics include form and genre, literary voice and the book as a material object, evaluating translations, and how literary strategies can be extended to read film, mass media, and popular culture. Junior seminar; preference given to juniors and majors.