In this class, we will explore a favorite novel as an avenue to self-awareness. We will track themes, plots, settings, and characters in terms of their ability to profoundly influence us. Classroom exercises will help us understand how literature (“lit”) can move into and through us, affecting who we are and how we express ourselves. Seen in this light, a beloved novel becomes a powerful tool for personal transformation. You will need a laptop or pen and paper. Bring with you a copy of the novel you plan to use for this course.