ENGL 3040: Introduction to Literary Studies
M/W 12:30 or T/R 9:30
ENGL 3350: Literature and War
CHRISTIE T/R 5:30
ENGL 3510: Later 18th-Century British Literature
Poems, novels, and nonfiction of the later 1700s examined topics of growing importance in their day and still significant in ours, notably gender, race, freedom, and slavery. Authors to be discussed include William Blake, Hannah More, Mary Wollstonecraft, Olaudah Equiano, and William Godwin.
SNOW M/W 9:30
ENGL 3610: Love and Death in Victorian Poetry
SCHMIDT T/R 9:30
ENGL 3720: 20th-Century English Poetry
MALAMUD T/R 11AM
ENGL 3895: Graphic Novels
COLLINS T/R 3:45
ENGL 3940: Postcolonial Literature
This course introduces students to literature from formerly colonized countries through a selection of major authors: Dionne Brand, J.M. Coetzee, Jamaica Kincaid, Arundhati Roy, Tayeb Salih, and Derek Walcott. Examining topics such as hybridity, resistance, trauma, nationalism, diaspora, and feminism, we will discuss how postcolonial literature presents an aesthetic and ethical challenge to the Anglo-American literary “canon.”
RAJIVA M/W 2PM
ENGL 3975: Later Indigenous Literature
CAISON T/R 12:45
ENGL 3995: Feminism, Gender, and Sexuality in and out of Psychoanalytic Theory
Is psychoanalytic theory a radical description or a reactionary endorsement of the patriarchal sex/gender system? Are psychoanalytic accounts of the development of normative femininity and masculinity within this system compatible or incompatible with social-constructionist accounts of gender? To explore these and other questions, we will work through texts by Sigmund Freud, Jacques Lacan, Juliet Mitchell, Jacqueline Rose, Gayle Rubin, Judith Butler, Tim Dean, Judith Roof, Patricia Gherovici, and Mari Ruti.
THOMAS M/W 12:30
ENGL 4010: Topics in African American Literature
HEATH T/R 2:15
ENGL 4030: Literature & the City
Join our Publishing Field School during Spring Break. This course is taught on location in New York, NY. The Field School is designed to introduce students to the publishing houses and agencies. The program also incorporates visits to cultural sites, museums, theatre productions, and literary reading. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for authorization.
ENGL 4101: Faulkner
Advanced study of Faulkner’s major works, from The Sound and the Fury to Go Down, Moses. In response to Faulkner’s character Gavin Stevens saying, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past” (quoted by Woody Allen, Barack Obama, a World Bank blogger, and many others), we will interrogate what the fiction of America’s premier modernist has to say to twenty-first century readers, that is, how we understand and accept the past and look to the future.
McHANEY M/W 3:30
ENGL 4101: Bob Dylan
MARSHALL M/W 2PM
ENGL 4110: Chaucer
This course will explore the foundations of British poetry by approaching medieval literature and culture through the works of Geoffrey Chaucer, a multilingual middle-class servant, soldier, and amateur scholar. Through short poems and selected Canterbury Tales, we will examine the interrelated roles of medieval poetics, social relations, and the technologies of literacy, war, and craft.
LIGHTSEY T/R 11AM
ENGL 4140: Shakespeare, Later Works
Selected works from the second half of Shakespeare’s career, such as Othello, The Winter’s Tale, King Lear, Macbeth, and The Tempest.
VOSS M/W 3:30
ENGL 4300: Senior Seminar
NOBLE T/R 3:45