ENGL 3040: Introduction to Literary Studies
RICHARDSON T/R 11AM or SCHMIDT T/R 3:45
ENGL 3300: Medieval English Literature
English literature from the Anglo-Saxon period through the fifteenth century with focus on selected genres and authors such as the Gawain Poet, the Wakefield Master, Julian of Norwich, and William Langland.
CHRISTIE T/R 8AM
ENGL 3410: Mythology
Classical myths continue to shape and enrich our popular culture—from the Avengers to Percy Jackson’s novels. This course focuses on classical myths and examines how Virgil and Ovid’s stories subsequently developed in the works of both several early modern English writers and a few recent ones.
DOBRANSKI T/R 12:45
ENGL 3610: Love and Death in Victorian Poetry
Victorian poets sought to create taste and value, construct gender definitions, and forge national identity — all while reflecting on love and mortality. Early in the twentieth century, Freud hypothesized that two dominant impulses drove human experience the drive to life and the drive to death. This course will test Freud’s hypothesis against the poetry of love and death so central to Victorian experience.
SCHMIDT T/R 2:15
ENGL 3850: American Poetry
Focuses on major themes and movements in American poetry from World War II to the present. Poets to be studied will include Bishop, Brooks, Ginsberg, Plath, Sexton, Lorde, Momaday, Rios, Chin, and Foster.
KOCELA M/W 3:30
ENGL 3865: Short Story
This course will read short stories by authors from around the world to appreciate the unique aspects of this genre. As we study the various elements of short fiction, students will write a story of their own as a means of more fully understanding the internal workings of a short story. As a culminating activity, students will also do an in-depth study of a short story writer of their own choosing.
SCHATTEMAN T/R 12:45
ENGL 3920: Southern Literature
We will explore how the category of southern literature has shifted over time, beginning with the Southern Renaissance and moving into the present. Using a diverse range of writers from the contemporary South, we will discuss whether “southern literature” remains a meaningful category the twenty-first century.
DISCHINGER M/W 11AM
ENGL 4101: Woolf
A comprehensive study of Virginia Woolf: her novels, short stories, critical essays, diaries, biographies that she wrote, biographies about her, and the art and atmosphere of the Bloomsbury Group. Also, her postmodern reincarnation
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 5:30
ENGL 4150: Milton
A selection of Milton’s works, including Paradise Lost, other poetry, and selected prose.
DOBRANKSI T/R 11AM
ENGL 4300: Senior Seminar in Literary Studies
For English majors only. Opportunity for advanced research and completion of a project. Each seminar focuses on a problem, question, issue, or specialized subject. Topics vary. Limited to 15 students. Serves as the required Critical Thinking Through Writing (CTW) course for English majors concentrating in Literary Studies. This course may include a Signature Experience component.
GOODMAN M/W 12:30