Jan 20, 2021  
2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 Catalog

HP 250A Allegory and the Canon

Prerequisite: ENG 102 
3 credits

This course is intended to examine a variety of interpretive modalities in the study of major literary works. While the course title utilizes the term allegory, this particular literary device is intended only to initiate the process of sub textual consideration. The course looks at texts from literary, historical, theological, and sociological perspectives and is team taught by four instructors representing different discipline based perspectives. Works previously considered have included select readings from Homer, The Bible, Aeschylus, Boccaccio, Dante, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Tolstoy, Kafka, Dostoyevsky, Melville and Wharton. This course is offered in the spring semester only, and each course in the cycle is an independent offering with course numbers simply representing consideration of different texts.