ENGL 009E. First-Year Seminar: Narcissus and the History of Reflection

Narcissism seems at once reprehensible and an unavoidable part of personhood. This course investigates how, over the course of many centuries, the story of Narcissus has been reworked as a way to think about process of creative reflection and how we see ourselves in relation to others. At stake are questions of desire, gender, racial identities, and language. Authors include Ovid, Milton, Wilde, Freud, and Fanon; also visual art and film.
Writing course.
1 credit.
Fall 2018. Song.
Catalog chapter: English Literature  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/english-literature

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