On Reading Well

Winter 2017 quarter

Taught by

Steve Blakeslee
English, writing, literature
  • UG

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