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ENG 2206 Literary Theory, Research, and Scholarly Writing (4)

Examines the major trends, theories, interpretative methodologies, and techniques of literary research and criticism. Required of English Literature majors, this course should be completed by the end of the sophomore year. Prerequisites: English 1102 or 1103


ENG 2217 Post-colonial Literature in English (4)

Readings in selected works by writers from former British and American colonies, with attention to the theoretical and aesthetic issues raised by the emergence of Anglophone literary traditions among formerly colonized peoples. Prerequisites: English 1102 or 1103


ENG 2225 African-American Literature (4)

Examines the principal traditions and movements in African American writing and culture from the 1800s to the present, with a concentration on major themes and the evolution of African American voice and identity. Prerequisites: English 1102 or 1103


ENG 2239 Literature of the American South (4)

Readings in the literature of the southern United States from colonization to the present, focusing on the historical and cultural contexts that shape the literary contours of the southern region. Some attention to recent southern literature and its global context. Prerequisites: English 1102 or 1103


ENG 2249 American Humor (4)

Explores both literary and popular culture texts, including folk tales, urban tales, stories, sketches, parodies, comic strips, editorial cartoons, situation comedies, clips from film, caricatures, and stand-up comedy within the context of humor theory. Prerequisites: English 1102


ENG 2250 Literatures in English 1 (4)

Surveys the major texts and traditions of literature in English, from its beginnings to about 1800. English Literature majors must take either 2250 or 2255, and should complete this requirement by the end of the sophomore year. Prerequisites: English 1102 or 1103


ENG 2255 Literatures in English 2 (4)

Surveys majors works written in English between 1800 and the present day. English Literature majors must take either 2250 or 2255, and should complete this requirement by the end of the sophomore year. Prerequisites: English 1102 or 1103


ENG 2284 Survey of World Literature (4)

Surveys representative non-Anglophone literary works from antiquity to the present day, considering texts in their social and intellectual contexts. Prerequisites: English 1102 or 1103


ENG 3300 Anglo-Saxon and Medieval British Literature (4)

Examines influential literary works from c. 750 to 1400 C.E., including the Old English epic of Beowulf and other heroic poems in translation, Chaucer’s major works, and the earliest compilations of the legends of King Arthur, Thomas Malory’s Le Morte Darthur. Prerequisites: ENG-2206 and ENG-2250


ENG 3400 American Literature: Colonial and Federal (4)

Readings in major genres and authors from the colonial and revolutionary eras of the future United States, with particular emphasis on understanding the texts in their historical, intellectual, and cultural frameworks. Prerequisites: ENG-2206


ENG 4200 Studies in Critical Theory (4)

Advanced study in the history, philosophy, methods, and practice of literary theory, emphasizing primary sources and application of theory to sample texts. Prerequisites: ENG-2206


ENG 4205 Genre Theory (4)

Advanced examination of the theoretical underpinnings of genre, with particular emphasis on the philosophical, experiential, and aesthetic implications of classifying literature according to formal, contextual, and aesthetic categories. Prerequisites: ENG-2206


ENG 4220 Topics in Literary and Cultural Studies (4)

Advanced studies of the intersections between literature and popular culture. Topics vary from semester to semester; see English Department website for current and upcoming course descriptions. Prerequisites: ENG-2206


ENG 4305 Studies in Medieval Language and Literature (4)

In-depth study of topics in early English literature. Prerequisites: ENG-2206, 2250


ENG 4315 Studies in Early Modern English Language and Literature (4)

In-depth study of the early modern period, focusing on individual authors, themes, schools of thought, formal considerations, or historical movements. Prerequisites: ENG-2206, 2250


ENG 4355 Studies in Nineteenth-century British Language and Literature (4)

In-depth examination of topics, literary characteristics and trends, and themes in British literature and culture between 1790 and 1900. Prerequisites: ENG-2206


ENG 4370 Studies in British Modernism and Postmodernism (4)

Advanced study of topics in British literature, language, and culture between 1900 and the present day. Prerequisites: ENG-2206


ENG 4410 Studies in Early American Literature and Culture (4)

In-depth examination of critical issues, themes, and topics surrounding the intersection of American literature and culture between first European contact and 1865. Prerequisites: ENG-2206


ENG 4460 Studies in American Modernism and Postmodernism (4)

Advanced study of topics in twentieth-century American literature and culture. Prerequisites: ENG-2206


ENG 4531 Shakespeare: Comedies and Romances (4)

In-depth study of selected Shakespeare comedies and romances. Prerequisites: ENG-2206 and 2250 or 2255


ENG 4532 Shakespeare: Histories and Tragedies (4)

In-depth study of selected Shakespeare histories and tragedies. Prerequisites: ENG-2206 and 2250 or 2255


ENG 4540 Studies in Shakespeare (4)

Advanced study of topics in Shakespeare. Prerequisites: ENG-2206 and 2250 or 2255


ENG 4600 Major Authors (4)

In-depth study of the works of 1-2 significant authors. Authors studied will vary from semester to semester; see English Department website for current and upcoming course descriptions. Prerequisites: ENG-2206


ENG 4999 Senior Project (4)

Individually-directed course in completing a substantial research or creative work and compiling a major portfolio. Prerequisites: Senior standing

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