Mar 18, 2019  
Course Catalog 2018-2019 
    
Course Catalog 2018-2019
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FYSP 125 - Writing Place and Identity


Semester Offered: First Semester
Full Course
Credits: 4 credits
Attribute: 4HU, WINT

This course will invite you to critically analyze the intersection of place and identity so that you can develop a nuanced understanding of Oberlin and its impact on you. We will engage with texts in which narrative nonfiction writers and scholars find themselves grappling with the challenges of understanding a new place and, in closely analyzing their surroundings, find themselves reflecting on their conceptions of themselves. For example, in ‘Getting Away from Already Being Pretty Much Away from It All,’ David Foster Wallace negotiates feeling like an outsider at the Illinois State Fair, even though he grew up in Illinois.

Enrollment Limit: 15
Instructor: H. Sundt

Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes


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