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2015-2016 Catalog

FYS 108 The Art of Letter Writing

This course investigates letter writing in all of its manifestations, from the traditional penned letter to the formal business document, from editorial commentary to email messages. Readings include epistolary fiction (letter novels) from different eras and countries, as well as excerpts from authentic correspondence of illustrious political or literary figures. A selection of film adaptations of epistolary novels are also featured.