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2009 January Bulletin 
    
2009 January Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

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ENGL 192C - Readings: How the Simpsons Saved American Literature

Semester Hours: 3
The Simpsons are a cultural phenomenon that have explored, adapted and parodied many works of American literature. Many have been overt uses, easily recognizable, but most often the allusions have been subtle. All this points to one thing as if the references are important enough to be lampooned by the Simpsons, these works must be important cultural milestones. The following titles examine themes in American literature important to the American self-image as well as considering the observed image to which Americans are subjected. Some of the works that this class will use to gauge this phenomenon include: Readings from the Simpsons and Philosophy: The D’oh! of Homer, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Devil and Daniel Webster, The Scarlet Letter, The Natural, The Music Man, The Old Man and the Sea, “Howl,” “The Telltale Heart,” “The Raven,” “The Fall of the House of Usher,” and “Citizen Kane.”

January 2009 Offering:
10043: M-F; 9 a.m.-12:45 p.m.; Pioreck; 135 Gallon Wing





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