Walls of Words

Nicole Lobdell

Nicole Lobdell is a Visiting Assistant Professor of English in 19th-century British literature at DePauw University in Greencastle, IN.



ENG 151 (Spring 2020): Reading Literature: Drama, Fiction, and Poetry

In ENG 151, students will read a variety of texts, with emphasis on identifying and understanding the difference between literary genres and forms. Our readings will range from Western canonical authors such Shakespeare, Poe, Dickinson, and Plath, to non-Western authors and texts such as Herman Koch's The Dinner (2012),  Victor LaValle's graphic novel Destroyer (2017), and Bandi's The Accusation: Forbidden Stories from Inside North Korea (2014). Accessible to students from every discipline, this course will cover some historical and cultural contexts of specific texts we read, but the focus of the course will be on the literary artifacts and learning and applying the techniques and tools of literary analysis.