ENGL6332 Literature and the Visual Arts

Course Description

This course explores the nonverbal dimensions of literature, in particular its evocations of art and music, that extend verbal discourse and simultaneously articulate what the verbal discourse conceals and silences. NOTE: ENGL 6332 (Literature and the Visual Arts) can be either British or American depending on whether the final paper of the course is on American or a British writer.

Course Credits: 3

Prerequisites: Admission in the English MA program or 24 undergraduate English hours. No formal prerequisites are required.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students completing this course will be able to do the following:

1. Write interdisciplinary assignments showing the connections between literature and art.

2. Identify characteristics of Pre-Raphaelite and impressionistic art.

3. Identify narrative reconfigurations of major Pre-Raphaelite and impressionistic paintings in fiction.

4. Discuss the thematic connections between major operas and fiction.