ENG 118 To Hell and Back

Peter Sapira, M W 9:00-10:20 AM

How does trauma force us to grow? Why does it seem that in order to undergo a transformation, we must first "go through hell" of one kind or another? Readings will focus on various explorations of trauma and how the experiences shaped who the authors became. Students will respond to the questions these texts raise through informal response papers, formal essays and an oral presentation.