Study of four novels: Frankenstein, Heart of Darkness, Crime and Punishment, A Thousand Splendid Suns. Analysis of the ways literature both reflects and critiques the social values and customs of its time. The concept of ‘lens’ implies that we are limited by particular perspectives but also that literature can focus and strengthen our vision. Emphasis on reading, discussion, research, and writing. Interpretation through multiple critical lenses.
- Teacher: k king