AP Literature and Composition

Welcome to AP Literature and Composition.  Our reading of literature will explore the development of modern English as a medium for the spoken and written word from its evolution in Elizabethan England through its unfolding as a global language through the rise and fall of British hegemony and the advent of “colonial” literary primacy.  At each juncture, we will consider how the great works literature both reflected and shaped the culture of the time, so along the way we will investigate shifting attitudes of art, religion, philosophy, politics, science, psychology—wherever our thoughts should lead—to better understand the interplay of art and life.  We will inform our reading through the flexible application of various critical theories to reveal as many layers of interpretation as possible to pay homage to the complexity and beauty that defines great writing.  


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