Literary Inventions of Speech
This course will examine the nature of speech. From rhetorical flair, improvisatory performance and conversation to stuttering, listening and silence, we will consider a wide-range of speech phenomena as represented or invented in literary and philosophic texts. We will read poetry, radio-plays, short stories and essays as well as scholarly and popular articles related to this topic.
This course fulfills the second half of the Reading and Composition Requirement in the College of Letters and Science. Class conducted in ENGLISH.