The aesthetic engagement of literature
I am happy to have you in my class, it will be a fun ride here.
I wanted to start this class because most literature classes are mostly focused on the book and writing aspect as opposed to more articulation that the writer was trying to engage in from a socio-political aspect of things. This class aims to tackle both the writing as well as the writer’s voice in the text.
Literature is one of the most liberating disciplines, it enables one to see in many spectrums.
"That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong." ~F. Scott Fitzgerald
Our classes will be divided into folds,
We will analyze and look into Poetry and Prose (subdivided from different biographies). Our poetry and prose will equip you with literary devices, motives from writing as well as emotion and impact. We will also look into the art of Romanticism and literary signatures.
Our other fold entails books or short stories that we will look into different lessons from the texts. We will look into bildungsroman, belonging and feeling, gender and writing, socio-historical content, African diaspora, dystopia, patriarchy, misogyny, and psyche literature.
The class will have a quiz when all our lessons are complete. (Which is not compulsory, take it as your personal fulfillment)
This class will be set in a way in which one would have weekly classes in University. The class will entail resources and mannerisms one would find in a university syllabus.
This class will require you to read two books and a collection of poetry.
1. GREGORY DJANIKIAN
2. Maya Angelou
3. Warsan Shire
4. Anne Bradstreet
1.The Queen’s Gambit by Walter Tevis
2.Houseboy by Fernand Oyono
The books are accessible to borrow online or to buy on Amazon, as either ebooks or paperbacks.