On Reading Well

Winter 2017 quarter

Taught by

Steve Blakeslee
English, writing, literature

This course will help students to develop clearer and more comprehensive understandings of literary texts, as well as to forge a more rewarding relationship with reading in general. In a supportive group environment, students will explore a range of reading strategies, including textual analysis, background research, response and summary writing, and recitation. Then they will apply these tools to an in-depth study of several works of nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature . Our overall goal is to become more resourceful, effective, and insightful readers.

Our winter texts will include Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre , Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 , and Muriel Spark's The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie .

Program Details

Fields of Study

literature writing

Preparatory For

Humanities, literature, education.


Winter Open

Location and Schedule

Campus Location


Time Offered


Advertised Schedule

Thursday, 5:30-9:30p. First meeting is Thursday, January 12, 5:30p, in Seminar 2 B2109.

Online Learning

No Required Online Learning