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2022-2023 University Catalog 
2022-2023 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

LITT 261 Literature, Spaces, Objects

3 credits 45.0 hours
200 level undergraduate course

This course considers the intersection of literature and the visual. How do literary works describe designed entities? How, in turn, do designers render visual ideas into text? In this course, the designed entities will include everything from architectural settings (physical spaces) to everyday products (objects). Students will analyze visual features in works by authors such as Jorge Luis Borges, Miriam Allen DeFord, Alifa Rifaat, H.G. Wells, and Umberto Eco. They will also consider linguistic representation in the objects and the writings of designers and artists. Students will practice using language and concepts from design to advance their critical inquiry into literature.

Prerequisites WRIT*102 or WRIT*102H

This course is not repeatable for credit.
This course can fulfill a critical studies elective or general elective requirement.