ENGL 3040: Introduction to Literary Studies
MCHANEY M/W 11AM or KOCELA M/W 2PM
ENGL 3230: History of Literary and Cultural Theory
Monuments of western literary criticism in the context of questions raised by recent literary theory. We discuss major works of literary criticism and theory from Plato to New Criticism, including analysis of Aristotle, Sidney, Samuel Johnson, Wordsworth, Kant, Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, Arnold, Freud, Jung, Woolf, De Beauvoir, and others. We will focus on challenging texts while also reframing classical problems of criticism and theory in light of recent theoretical developments.
SCHMIDT T/R 2:15
ENGL 3280: English Drama before 1800
Dramatic literature selected from the beginnings of English drama through the eighteenth century. Possible topics include medieval drama, the Elizabethan and Jacobean stage, Restoration drama, and the emergence of professional theater.
CALDWELL M/W 9:30
ENGL 3290: English Fiction before 1800
Fiction selected from the beginnings of the English novel or short story through the eighteenth century. Possible topics include the emergence of the novel as a form, the function of satire in popular culture, the history of publishing, and the role of the fiction in the history British imperialism.
BROWN M/W 11AM
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.
LIGHTSEY T/R 9:30
ENGL 3420: 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. Crosslisted with Engl 3420 Honors
DOBRANSKI T/R 11AM
ENGL 3550: Early Indigenous Literature
Survey of early Indigenous literatures of the Americas through the Removal period of the 1820s, paying special attention to alternate literacies including but not limited to creation stories, glyph texts, oral literatures, earthworks, and tribal rhetorical traditions. We also address historical debates about colonialism, cultural appropriation, and tribal sovereignty. Selected texts and authors could include The Popol Vuh, The Codex Borgia, Codex Bodley, Totkv Mocvse/New Fire: Creek Folktales, Blacksnake, Samson Occom, William Apess, and Elias Boudinot.
CAISON T/R 3:45
ENGL 3700: Early Twentieth-Century British Lit
Selected works by writers from Great Britain, Ireland, and other English-speaking nations. Writers such as Yeats, Joyce, Mansfield, West, Eliot, Auden, and Woolf; issues such as modernism, imperialism, and women’s suffrage.
MALAMUD M/W 12:30
ENGL 3800: Early American Lit
An in-depth examination of Salem witchcraft: fact and fiction.
SMOLINSKI M/W 12:30
ENGL 3850: American Poetry
Major themes and movements in American poetry from World War II to the present.
KOCELA M/W 11AM
ENGL 3875: Science Fiction
Survey of modern and contemporary science fiction in novels and short stories. Authors studied include Ursula K. Le Guin, William Gibson, and Octavia Butler.
RAJIVA M/W 3:30
ENGL 3910: Children’s and Young Adult Lit
Readings of Caldecott winners, fairy and folk tales, and young adult novels The Outsiders, The Giver, Wonder, The Book Thief, The Hate U Give, and others. Crosslisted with Engl 3910 Honors.
MCHANEY M/W 12:30
ENGL 3950: African American Literature
Major writers from the eighteenth century to the present. Includes such authors as Equiano, DuBois, Hughes, Petry, Baldwin, Hansberry, Ellison, and Walker.
WEST M/W 12:30
ENGL 4050: Transnational Lit
Advanced study of writers who depict the experience of living in multiple national or cultural contexts. Our focus on writing that crosses borders relies on theories of transnationalism and globalization, linking literature to discussions of colonialism, urbanization, hybridity, cosmopolitanism, and neoliberalism. Topics for advanced research might include literary depictions of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, the advent of the spy novel, narratives of migration and diaspora, and the emergence of international political movements. Global Scholars course.
RAJIVA M/W 2PM
ENGL 4130: Shakespeare, Earlier Works
Selected works from the first half of Shakespeare’s career, such as Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, Richard III, The Merchant of Venice, Hamlet, and early poems.
VOSS M/W 2PM
ENGL 4150: Milton
A selection of Milton’s works, including Paradise Lost, other poetry, and selected prose.
DOBRANSKI T/R 12:45
ENGL 4300: Senior Seminar
SCHATTEMAN T/R 3:45