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2010 January Bulletin 
    
2010 January Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

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

Semester Hours: 3
The Simpsons have explored, adapted and parodied many pieces of American literature.  Many have been overt uses, easily recognizable, but most often the allusions have been subtle.  All this points to one thing – if the references are important enough to be lampooned by The Simpsons, these works must be important cultural milestones.  The works studied examine themes in American literature.  These include the roles of men and women, family values, heroes and role models, American ingenuity, the underdog and the outlaw, and success.  All these are important to American society and to the American self-image as well as the observed image to which Americans are subjected to around the world. Some of the works studied include: The D’oh! of Homer, Huckleberry Finn, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Devil and Daniel Webster,  The Natural, The Music Man, “The Telltale Heart,” “The Raven,” “The Fall of the House of Usher,” and Citizen Kane.


January 2010 Offering:
10042: MTWRF; 9 a.m.-12:45 p.m.; Pioreck; 135 Gallon Wing





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