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ENGL 130 01 (21378) /LITR169
Epic in the European Literary Tradition
Craig Eklund
TTh 1.00-2.15 LC 204
Spring 2017 
Final exam scheduled (Group 63) 05/09/2017 T 9.00
Skills WR
Areas Hu
Permission of instructor required

The epic tradition traced from its foundations in ancient Greece and Rome to the modern novel. The creation of cultural values and identities; exile and homecoming; the heroic in times of war and of peace; the role of the individual within society; memory and history; politics of gender, race, and religion. Works include Homer's Odyssey, Vergil's Aeneid, Dante's Inferno, Cervantes's Don Quixote, and Joyce's Ulysses. Focus on textual analysis and on developing the craft of persuasive argument through writing.

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