The Introduction to Language and Literature course is a pre-requisite for all 300 and 400 level courses. It is designed to teach you how to practice close reading of texts and be able to enter into and build upon critical interpretations of the text.
The course guide to ENG 211 connects you with scholarly resources available at the Library. Scholarly resources in the study of literature are often academic journal articles and collections of literary criticisms about one particular author or related authors.
ALL IMAGES ARE IN PUBLIC DOMAIN OR CREATIVE COMMONS LISENCE THROUGH THE WIKIMEDIA FOUNDATION.
The scholarly conversation is the published literary criticism already existing on the particular text you are studying. Your interpretation and analysis will build off this conversation and be used as a means to support the arguments you are making about the text. Scholarly conversation includes books, journal articles, essay collections, and more.