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Department of English
 
Literature


ENGL 101 Introduction to Literature 3.0; 3 cr.
An introduction for freshman students to literature in English. Readings may vary from term to term. Occasionally.

ENGL 103 Introduction to Drama 3.0; 3 cr.
An introduction for freshman students to drama in English. The course focuses on a selection of major playwrights from different periods. Readings may vary from term to term. Occasionally.

ENGL 104 Introduction to Poetry 3.0; 3 cr.
An introduction for freshman students to poetry in English. The course focuses on a variety of authors and periods and contexts. Readings may vary from term to term. Occasionally

ENGL 105 Introduction to American Literature 3.0; 3 cr.
An introduction for freshman students to American writing from the colonial period to the present. Readings may vary from term to term. Occasionally.

ENGL 106 Introduction to World Literature 3.0; 3 cr.
An introduction to non-British and non-American literatures in English. Readings may vary from term to term. Occasionally.

ENGL 205 English Literature I 3.0; 3 cr.
A course that covers major literary works from early medieval period to the later eighteenth century. Readings may vary from term to term. Every semester.

ENGL 207 English Literature II 3.0; 3 cr.
A course that covers major works of literature from Romanticism to the contemporary period. Readings may vary from term to term. Every semester.

ENGL 209 Survey of American Literature (formely 201) 3.0; 3 cr
A course that covers major works of American literature, covering a broad range of writers and movements. Readings may vary from term to term. Every semester.

ENGL 210 Literature of the Middle Ages 3.0; 3 cr.
A course covering major works of medieval literature, with attention to both form and cultural context. Some attention to original language may be given. Readings may vary form term to term. Occasionally.

ENGL 211 Early Modern Literature 3.0; 3 cr.
A course that covers major works of sixteenth and seventeenth-century literature, with attention to both form and cultural context. Readings may vary form term to term. Occasionally.

ENGL 212 Shakespeare 3.0; 3 cr.
A course that covers several representative plays by Shakespeare, with attention to form, cultural context and the theatrical practices of the period. Some attention to Shakespeare's poetry or adaptation may be given. Readings may vary form term to term. Every semester.

ENGL 213 Neo-Classical and Romantic Age 3.0; 3 cr.

A course that covers major works of eighteenth and early nineteenth-century literature, with attention to both form and cultural contexts. Readings may vary form term to term. Occasionally.

ENGL 214 Victorian Literature 3.0; 3 cr.
A course that covers major works of the Victorian period, with attention to both form and cultural context. Readings may vary form term to term. Occasionally.

ENGL 215 Twentieth-Century Literature 3.0; 3 cr.

A course that covers major works of the twentieth century largely within the Anglophone world, with attention to both form and cultural context. Readings may vary form term to term. Occasionally.


ENGL 216 Drama 3.0; 3 cr.
A course that covers a variety of dramatic forms from the modern and contemporary Anglophone world, with attention to form and culural context. Readings may vary from term to term. Occssionally.

ENGL 217 The Novel 3.0; 3 cr.
A course that covers a variety of novelistic forms from the eighteenth to the present, largely in the Anglophone world, with attention to form and culural context. Readings may vary from term to term. Occssionally.

ENGL 218 Poetry 3.0; 3 cr.
A course that covers a variety of poetic forms across all periods, largely in the Anglophone world, with attention to form and culural context. Readings may vary from term to term. Occssionally.

ENGL 219 Film as Text 3.0; 3 cr.
A course that covers a variety of cinematic forms, with attention to both the technical components of film and to cultural context. Occssionally.

ENGL 220 Contemporary Anglophone Literature 3.0; 3 cr.
A course that covers significant works of recent times in the Anglophone world. Readings may vary from term to term, but might include settler colonial literatures, literatures of the Middle East, global south, or south Asian world. Occssionally. 

 ENGL 221 Introduction to Literary Theory 3.0; 3 cr.
A course that covers significant movements in the history of literary theory, with emphasis on the application of different theoretical schools in contemporary literary and cultural analysis. Every semester.

ENGL 222 Literature and Cultural Studies 3.0; 3 cr.
A course that examines works of literature in relation to emergent trends in cultural studies. Approach will vary from term to term, but might include Marxism and cultural materialism, biopolitics and disability, animal studies and posthumanism. Occasionally.

ENGL 223 Literature and Science 3.0; 3 cr.
A course that examines literary texts, and the discipline of literature in relation to the history and various disciplines of science. Readings may vary from term to term, but might include literature and scientific research, scientific discovery, or technology. Occasionally.

ENGL 224 Early American Literature 3.0; 3 cr.
A course that covers pre-twentieth-century American literature, with particular emphasis on relationships between form and culural context. Readings may vary from term to term. Occasionally.

ENGL 225 Modern American Literature 3.0; 3 cr.
A course that covers American texts from the modern period with attention to form and culural context. Readings may vary from term to term. Occasionally.

ENGL 226 Contemporary American Literature 3.0; 3 cr.
A course that covers developments in contemporary American literature, with attention to form and culural context. Readings may vary from term to term. Occasionally.

ENGL 240 Literature and Empire 3.0; 3 cr.
A course that focuses on relationships between imperial formations and literary cultures in comparative historical perspective. Occasionally.

ENGL 241 Transnational Literatures 3.0; 3 cr.
A course featuring networks of literary texts emerging from different locales with an emphasis on historical contexts of migration, diaspora and crisis. Occasionally.

ENGL 242 World Literature 3.0; 3 cr.
A course that covers significant texts from different origins, time periods, and genres as well as their resonance in global contexts via translation, adaptation and rewriting. Occasionally.

ENGL 243 Post-Colonial Literature 3.0; 3 cr.
A course that examines the relationships between literature and imperialism, exploring literary and theoretical texts that have emerged in and about the global south in the era following colonization. Occasionally.

ENGL 244 Special Topics in Literature 3.0; 3 cr.
A course that varies in content and focuses on a topic not currently covered in the curriculum. Occasionally.

ENGL 255  Literatures in Translation  3.0; 3 cr.
A course focusing on a body of literarure in English translation, with particular focus on form and cultural context. Approach may vary from term to term. Occasionally.

ENGL 256   Digital Culture  3.0; 3 cr.
A course that covers elements of digital culture and emergent means of analysis. Approach will vary from term to term, but might include digital storytelling, text mining, augmented reality, electronic literature, spatial analysis or new media. Occasionally.

ENGL 257  Visual Culture 3.0; 3 cr.
A course that explores the relations between literature and emergent  trends in visual culture. Materials may vary from term to term, but might include film, television, web series, photograhic narrative, performance art and video art. Occasionally.

ENGL 258  Gender and Sexuality 3.0; 3 cr.
A course that examines works of literature in relation to contemporary theories of gender and sexuality. Emphasis will vary from term to term, but may include third world feminisims, queer and post-queer theory, affect  theory, rhetorics of the body, and new materialist approaches. Occasionally.

ENGL 261 Advanced Literary Theory 3.0; 3 cr.
A course that covers a particular theorist or theoretical problem in literary and cultural studies. Topics may vary from term to term, but might include investigations of disciplinary power and biopolitics, contemporary theories of sovereignty and the camp, theories of the event, philosophy and set theory, or theories of virtuality and embodiment. Occasionally.


ENGL 290 Tutorial 3 cr.
Directed reading and discussion in a selected topic in literature or language, along with the writing of assigned papers. Prerequisite: an average of 80 or above in the major. Offered on demand.

ENGL 292 Capstone Seminar for Literature Majors 3.0; 3 cr.
A writing-intensive course for majors. Topics and approaches will vary depending on the instructor. Prerequisite: senior standing. Every semester.


 

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