St. Francis School, Downtown Campus
Dr. Brett Paice
This course explores how literature and film communicate notions of personal and collective identity, the social conditions of marginalized populations, and construction of gender. We concentrate heavily on honing our writing skills with special attention to strong sentence composition and close, creative reading. Most immediately, we will address the most effective ways to craft an engaging personal statement for college admissions.
Class meetings will combine lecture and discussion formats. Passionate and thoughtful participation is required.
The Oxford Dictionary of American Usage and Style Bryan Garner
Adaptations: From Short Story to Big Screen Stephanie Harrison
Black Swan Green David Mitchell
Hamlet William Shakespeare
Stitches David Small
Pulphead John Jeremiah Sullivan
Slaughterhouse-Five Kurt Vonnegut