Reading Fiction: Dysfunctional Families

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Reading a book in the sun. (Image courtesy of Jonatan Lindström.)


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Spring 2007



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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.

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Sandy Alexandre. 21L.003-1 Reading Fiction: Dysfunctional Families. Spring 2007. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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