ENG 252: Western World Literature II

This course provides a survey of selected European works from the Classical period through the Renaissance.  Emphasis is placed on historical background, cultural context, and literary analysis of selected prose, poetry, and drama. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret, analyze, and respond to selected works. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in humanities/fine arts.

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Stephen Wood

Office: McSwain 115
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Phone: 828-837-6810 ext. 4254 or 828-837-4254
Fax: 828-837-3266
E-mail: swood@tricountycc.edu
Course Documents Assignments

Introduction to Neoclassicism

PowerPoint Presentation: An Introduction to Neoclassicism

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Alexander Pope's An Essay on Man

Handout: An Essay on Man

 

Mikhail Bulgakov's Moliere and Moliere's Tartuffe

PowerPoint Presentation: The Life of Moliere

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Handout: The Life of Mikhail Bulgakov
Handout: Bulgakov's Letter to Stalin Handout: The Characters in Bulgakov's Moliere
Handout: Moliere's Preface to Tartuffe Handout: Aristotle's Views on Tragedy and Comedy

Introduction to Romanticism

PowerPoint Presentation: An Introduction to Romanticism

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Handout: Notes on the Origin of the Term "Romantic"
PowerPoint Presentation: Percy Shelley and Mary Shelley

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Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Confessions

PowerPoint Presentation: Rousseau's Confessions

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Handout: The Life of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Link: Listen to some of Rousseau's music (from the Rousseau Association)  

Alexander Dumas

Handout: Notes on the Life of Alexander Dumas Link: The Straight Dope on the Man in the Iron Mask

Goethe's Faust

PowerPoint Presentation: A History of Mephistopheles

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Handout: The Background of Goethe's Faust

Gustav Flaubert

Handout: Notes on the Life of Flaubert  

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Handout: The Life of Fyodor Dostoevsky  
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Links

The Joseph Campbell Foundation
The Mythology Web
 
 

The Literary Research Process

PowerPoint Presentation: The Research Process

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PowerPoint Presentation:  Arguments

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MLA Documentation PowerPoint Presentation: Fallacies

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PowerPoint Presentation: Writing Literary Analysis Papers by Suzann Ledford

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