21L.003-1 Reading Fiction: Dysfunctional Families

Spring 2007

Open book on the lap of a person wearing ripped jeans. Sunlight streaks across pages of the book.
Reading a book in the sun. (Image courtesy of Jonatan Lindström.)

Course Description

This course explores the form, content, and historical context of various works of fiction specifically through the thematic lens of "dysfunctional families." We will focus primarily on questions pertaining to the structure, language, story, and characters of these fictional works.

Recommended Citation

For any use or distribution of these materials, please cite as follows:

Sandy Alexandre, course materials for 21L.003-1 Reading Fiction, Spring 2007. MIT OpenCourseWare (http://ocw.mit.edu/), Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Downloaded on [DD Month YYYY].

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Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session