English (ENGL)

ENGL 111  Introduction to Literature: The Short Story 3 Credits


This course will examine the genre of the short story and will include a focus on close reading, an analysis of narrative technique, and a consideration of historical context. The course will primarily focus on American authors but may also include representative examples from other literary traditions, including works in translation. Students will also develop and enhance their skills in academic writing by composing and revising essays in response to assigned readings. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 114  Introduction to Literature: Utopian and Dystopian Fiction 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): WRIT 105 or HONP 100. This course will examine the related genres of the literary utopia and dystopia and will include a focus on close reading, an analysis of narrative form, and a consideration of works in their historical contexts. The course will take a long historical scope and may include narratives in other media such as film. Students will develop their skills in academic writing by composing and revising essays in response to assigned readings. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 206  World Literature: The Coming of Age Theme 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): ENWR 105 or HONP 100 may be taken as prerequisite or corequisite. This course combines Western with non-Western works to approximate an approach to a "global perspective" on literature. It is designed to introduce the student to major works of world literature; to foster an international literary sensibility; to present a variety of cultural perspectives in a context which demonstrates how they are interrelated: to present students with assignments that will direct them toward developing skills of literary analysis and interpretation; and to guide students in deepening their awareness of the connections between national literatures and their cultural contexts. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Great Works and Their Influences. Previous course ENLT 206 effective through Spring 2014. 3 hours lecture. Offered as ENGL 206 through Fall 2017. To become ENGL 116 effective Winter 2018.

ENGL 207  World Literature: Voices of Tradition and Challenge 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): WRIT 105 or HONP 100 may be taken as prerequisite or corequisite. Organized around the premise that writers have two fundamental ways of responding to the challenge of their culture, conformity or dissent, this course will present literary works in pairs that represent opposing ways of responding to the same subject. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Great Works and Their Influences. Previous course ENLT 207 effective through Winter 2014. 3 hours lecture. Offered as ENGL 207 through Fall 2017. To become ENGL 117 effective Winter 2018.

ENGL 210  Myth and Literature 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): WRIT 106 or HONP 101. Myth and the myth-making process: the origins, meanings and major archetypes and motifs of Occidental and Oriental myths. Previous course ENLT 260 effective through Winter 2014. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 227  Queer Fiction 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): WRIT 106 or HONP 101. A study of 20th and 21st Century fiction written by and about individuals of non-normative genders and sexualities. The cultural, theoretical, and historical forces that have informed this literature will be analyzed. Works may include texts by James Baldwin, Jeffrey Eugenides, Leslie Feinberg, Shyam Selvadurai, Dorothy Allison, and Alison Bechdel, among others. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 228  American Literature I: Beginnings to 1890 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): WRIT 106 or HONP 101. A survey of American literature from the beginnings to 1890, with attention to major and minor writers in their sociohistorical context. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 229  American Literature II: 1890 to Present 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): WRIT 106 or HONP 101. A survey of American literature from the 1890 to the present, with attention to major and minor writers in their sociohistorical context. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 230  Images of Muslim Women in Twentieth Century Literature and Culture 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): WRIT 106 or HONP 101. Through an exploration of writings by and about Muslim women in various parts of the world, students will be encouraged to develop an appreciation of the variety of aesthetic forms and narrative structures embodied therein. Representation in other cultural forms such as film will also be looked at to challenge monolithic assumptions. Previous course ENLT 230 effective through Winter 2014. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 234  American Drama 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): WRIT 106 or HONP 101. American drama chosen for excellence or representative of a significant era or movement in the theatre from the early 18th century imitative works through melodrama to the serious works of the 20th century. Centered on major American playwrights and their work. The course also examines the backgrounds of our modern stage, including readings in minor/historical works. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 235  Contemporary Chinese Women's Literature 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): WRIT 106 or HONP 101. Students of contemporary Chinese women's literature will analyze specific narrative techniques used in the representation of women in light of the literary inscriptions of place, family, history, gender, sexual politics, nationalism, and transnationalism. Students will examine how these narratives raise questions about Chinese origins, memories, desires and subjectivities in the age of globalization. Our primary focus will be on fiction written by women from mainland China, Taiwan, and Chinese diaspora. Previous course ENLT 235 effective through Winter 2014. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 237  Black Women Writers: US 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): WRIT 106. This introductory survey course reads the literature - slave narratives, novels, poetry, drama, short fiction, essays, memoirs, autobiographies - by Black women from early slave narratives to the present. The works are read from socio-historical and cultural perspectives, and significant attention is given to the unique strategies and structures distinguishing an African American female aesthetic and critical tradition. Meets World Cultures Requirement. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 238  Black Writers in the United States: A Survey 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): WRIT 106 or HONP 101. Black writers in the United States from Colonial times to the present. Meets World Cultures Requirement. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 239  Social Protest Literature in America 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): WRIT 106 or HONP 101. Novels, dramas and poetry of protest against social injustices in the United States since World War I. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 240  English Literature I: Beginnings to 1660 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): WRIT 106 or HONP 101. English literature from its beginnings to 1660 examined through representative works of major and minor authors. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 241  English Literature II: 1660 to Present 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): WRIT 106 or HONP 101. English literature from the Restoration to the present. May be taken independently of English Literature I. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 243  King Arthur and Arthurian Literature in Medieval England 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): WRIT 105 or HONP 100; and WRIT 106 or HONP 101. A survey of the Arthurian literature of the English Middle Ages, including the epic, poetic, and historical literature about the historical King Arthur and his times, followed by a study of the major works of English medieval literature in the Arthurian theme. Some attention will be paid to the Arthurian romances of the French writer Chretien de Troyes whose 12th century romances were the models for all English Arthurian romances. Major figures include: Aneirin and Taliesin, Celtic poets of the heroic ("Dark") age; Geoffrey of Monmouth; Marie France, who wrote in England, though in French: Chretien de Troyes; Layamon, Geoffrey Chaucer, The Gawain Poet (usually called "The Pearl Poet"), Thomas Malocy. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 250  Special Topics in English or American Literature 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): WRIT 106 or HONP 101. A survey or genre course on a topic not included in the regular departmental offerings. May be used by English majors as a departmental elective. May be repeated without limit as long as the topic is different. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 252  Special Topics in Comparative Literature 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): WRIT 106 or HONP 101. A survey or genre course on a topic not included in the regular departmental offerings. Satisfies the departmental major requirement in comparative literature. May be repeated without limit as long as the topic is different. Previous course ENLT 250 effective through Winter 2014. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 255  The Golden Age of Children's Literature 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): WRIT 106 or HONP 101. An introduction to anglophone children's literature during the period often designated as its "Golden Age," from the 1860s through the 1920s. Types of writing may include the following: early European fairy tales in translation, new fairy tales and fantasy, tall tales, religious and didactic writing, adventure fiction, female bildungsromans and family stories, school and animal stories, picture books, nonsense poetry, and children's theater. Historical matters addressed may include the history of childhood, the culture of sentiment, race and the post-Civil War U.S., and transatlantic print culture. Authors may include Lewis Carroll, Louisa May Alcott, L. M. Montgomery, Edward Lear, Mark Twain, George MacDonald, R. L. Stevenson, Eleanor Porter, Joel Chandler Harris, Harriet Spofford, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, Kate Douglas Wiggin, L. Frank Baum, Kate Greenaway, Arthur Rackham, F. H. Burnett, Kenneth Grahame, Rudyard Kipling, Edith Nesbit, J. M. Barrie, and A. A. Milne. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 256  English Novel to 1900 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): WRIT 106 or HONP 101. Form and theme of the English novel through the 18th and 19th centuries, evaluated by literary, social, moral and cultural criteria. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 260  Art of Poetry 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): WRIT 106 or HONP 101. An introductory course in reading, interpreting, and evaluating poetry. Attention is paid to style, form, and poetic convention. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 262  Art of Fiction 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): WRIT 106 or HONP 101. An introduction to form and techniques in fiction through close reading and discussion of representative texts. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 263  Art of Drama 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): WRIT 106 or HONP 101. This course explores the major forms, features, eras, and writers of world drama from ancient times to the present. Selections of plays explore ways in which cultural issues are performed. By examining a wide variety of such performances in their historical and political contexts, students will gain a broad appreciation for theater and a deep understanding of the many ways in which it expresses the tragedy and comedy of the human condition. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 274  Contemporary U.S. Literature of Immigration 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): ENWR 106 or HONP 101. Examines recent narratives about immigration to the United States through the fiction, drama, and poetry of ethnic American writers. Emphasis will be on 1990 to the present, and issues addressed might include transnationalism, US empire, the classic immigrant narrative, assimilation, and multiculturalism. Meets World Cultures Requirement. Previous course ENLT 274 effective through Winter 2014. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 275  Vietnam War and American Culture 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): WRIT 106 or HONP 101. This course examines the problem of the legacy of the experience of the Vietnam War (sometimes called the "Vietnam Syndrome") as it is reflected in the culture of the United States and primarily in American literature since the end of the war in 1975. Differing discussions and evaluations of the problems bequeathed by the Vietnam War will be examined in works of political commentary, cultural criticism, history, and foreign affairs, as well as in literature. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 278  Survey of Brazilian Literature 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): WRIT 106 or HONP 101. An introduction to the literature of Brazil focusing on the second half of the 19th Century and continuing to the present day . The course is taught entirely in English. Major movements such as lndianismo, Brazilian Modernism, the "Cannibalist" approach, the Generation of 1945 and Concretism will be explored. The course will address a number of themes, such as the invention of national identity; the history of slavery; the celebration of interracial erotic desire; gender and its relationship to power; Catholicism and candomble; "Third World" capitalism and class struggle; and the politics of samba and carnival as represented in the national literature. Previous course ENLT 240 effective through Winter 2014. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 284  The English Language 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): WRIT 106 or HONP 101. The history and development of English from its Indo-European and Germanic origins to the present, with emphasis on the morphology of Old and Middle English. Previous course ENGM 284 effective through Winter 2014. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 294  Women Poets 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): WRIT 106 or HONP 101. Selected poets from Sappho through Emily Dickinson to Sylvia Plath examined in relation to contemporary women poets. Meets World Cultures Requirement. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 300  The Pursuits of English 4 Credits


Prerequisite(s): ENGL 210 or ENGL 228 or ENGL 229 or ENGL 230 or ENGL 234 or ENGL 235 or ENGL 237 or ENGL 238 or ENGL 239 or ENGL 240 or ENGL 241 or ENGL 250 or ENGL 252 or ENGL 256 or ENGL 260 or ENGL 262 or ENGL 263 or ENGL 274 or ENGL 278 or ENGL 294 or ENGL 352 or ENWR 220. An inquiry into what constitutes contemporary literary study: its subject matter and its underlying goals and methods. Students study literary and cinematic texts of various genres, as well as literary criticism and theory; inquire into the nature of authorship and of texts; examine and expand their ways of reading, interpreting, and writing about texts; trace the relation of literary criticism to theory; consider the relation of literary study to issues of power; and develop independent habits of thought, research, discussion and analytic writing that are informed by literary theory and criticism. 4 hours lecture.

ENGL 301  The Novels of Toni Morrison 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): WRIT 106 or HONP 101. This course focuses on the fiction of Toni Morrison. Readings will include her published novels (from 1970 to the present), as well as selections from her critical writings. Such matters as the nature of her prose style, developments of her literary reputation, and place within the literary canon will be studied. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 305  Young Adult Literature 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): ENGL 210 or ENGL 228 or ENGL 229 or ENGL 230 or ENGL 234 or ENGL 235 or ENGL 237 or ENGL 238 or ENGL 239 or ENGL 240 or ENGL 241 or ENGL 250 or ENGL 252 or ENGL 256 or ENGL 260 or ENGL 262 or ENGL 263 or ENGL 274 or ENGL 278 or ENGL 294 or ENGL 300 or ENGL 352 or ENWR 220. Students will read a broad representation of Young Adult fiction and concomitant theoretical essays and critical articles. Students will explore the issues surrounding what youths read, the books taught in our nation's schools, the constructs these texts espouse to their intended audiences and what such works reveal about the socio-cultural contexts within which they were produced. 3 hour lecture.

ENGL 308  Gender and Sexuality in Asian American Literature 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): ENGL 210 or ENGL 228 or ENGL 229 or ENGL 230 or ENGL 234 or ENGL 235 or ENGL 237 or ENGL 238 or ENGL 239 or ENGL 240 or ENGL 241 or ENGL 250 or ENGL 252 or ENGL 256 or ENGL 260 or ENGL 262 or ENGL 263 or ENGL 274 or ENGL 278 or ENGL 294 or ENGL 300 or ENGL 352 or ENWR 220. A study of Asian American literature and film through the lenses of gender and sexuality. Topics addressed will include major issues in Asian American literary studies, such as orientalism, intersections of race and gender, changing gender roles, the invention of "tradition," bachelor societies, queer sexuality, family, intergenerational issues, war, and colonialism and empire. Ethnic groups addressed might include Chinese American, Filipino American, Hmong American, Japanese American, Korean American, South Asian American, and Vietnamese American, among others. Cross-listed with Women's and Gender Studies, WMGS 308. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 324  American Poetry to 1940 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): WRIT 106 or HONP 101. American poetry from Poe to Langston Hughes with an emphasis on what makes the American voice unique. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 325  American Poetry: World War II to Present 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): WRIT 106 or HONP 101. American poetry beginning with William Carlo Williams and continuing to the present with an emphasis on new attitudes, techniques and contributions to American culture. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 326  Early American Literature 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): WRIT 106 or HONP 101. American literature from the Puritans to 1800, tracing the development of colonial and revolutionary thought and the beginning of America's cultural independence. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 330  Hebrew Bible/Old Testament as Literature 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): ENGL 210 or ENGL 228 or ENGL 229 or ENGL 230 or ENGL 234 or ENGL 235 or ENGL 237 or ENGL 238 or ENGL 239 or ENGL 240 or ENGL 241 or ENGL 250 or ENGL 252 or ENGL 256 or ENGL 260 or ENGL 262 or ENGL 263 or ENGL 274 or ENGL 278 or ENGL 294 or ENGL 300 or ENGL 352 or ENWR 220. An introduction to the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament as a work of literature. Biblical texts covered in part or full may include the following: Genesis, Exodus, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 and 2 Samuel, 1 and 2 Kings, Job, Ecclesiastes, Psalms, Proverbs, Lamentations, the Song of Songs, Esther, Daniel, Jonah, and the major prophets. Attention will be paid to the themes, historical background, and formal literary qualities of biblical prose and poetry and their influence on later literature. Previous course ENLT 330 effective through Winter 2014. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 333  Literature of American Renaissance 3 Credits


PrerPrerequisite(s): ENGL 210 or ENGL 228 or ENGL 229 or ENGL 230 or ENGL 234 or ENGL 235 or ENGL 237 or ENGL 238 or ENGL 239 or ENGL 240 or ENGL 241 or ENGL 250 or ENGL 252 or ENGL 256 or ENGL 260 or ENGL 262 or ENGL 263 or ENGL 274 or ENGL 278 or ENGL 294 or ENGL 352 or ENWR 220. An analysis of American literary texts between 1820 and 1865. Covers American Romantics like Hawthorne, Melville, and Poe and transcendentalists like Margaret Fuller, Emerson, Thoreau, and Whitman. Special attention given to political writings (e.g., Lydia Maria Child, Frederick Douglass) and to women writers (including Fanny Fern, Stowe, and Louisa May Alcott). Previous course ENGL 226 effective through Summer 2011. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 336  American Literary Realism 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): WRIT 106 or HONP 101. The works of James, Howells, Twain, Crane, Norris, Dreiser and others are examined in light of the developing literary concepts of realism, naturalism and social Darwinism in the changing cultural period between 1860 and 1900. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 337  Modern American Fiction 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): ENWR 106 or HONP 101. American fiction from 1918 to 1945 with attention to the works, criticism and lives of such authors as Hemingway, Faulkner and Fitzgerald. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 338  Recent American Fiction 1990 to Present 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): ENGL 228 or ENGL 229 or ENGL 230 or ENGL 234 or ENGL 235 or ENGL 237 or ENGL 238 or ENGL 239 or ENGL 240 or ENGL 241 or ENGL 250 or ENGL 252 or ENGL 256 or ENGL 260 or ENGL 262 or ENGL 263 or ENGL 274 or ENGL 278 or ENGL 294 or ENGL 300 or ENGL 352 or ENWR 220. Study of American fiction since the end of the Cold War. Fiction will be examined in its cultural and political contexts. Authors considered might include Ana Castillo, Edwidge Danticat, Junot Díaz, Bret Easton Ellis, Jhumpa Lahiri, Chang-rae Lee, and Leslie Marmon Silko. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 339  Postwar American Fiction 1945-1990 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): ENWR 220 or ENGL 210 or ENGL 227 or ENGL 228 or ENGL 229 or ENGL 230 or ENGL 234 or ENGL 237 or ENGL 238 or ENGL 239 or ENGL 240 or ENGL 241 or ENGL 250 or ENGL 252 or ENGL 256 or ENGL 260 or ENGL 262 or ENGL 263 or ENGL 274 or ENGL 275 or ENGL 278 or ENGL 294. A course on American fiction from the end of World War II until the end of the Cold War, including such movements as Beat writing, postmodern literature, minimalism, and cyberpunk. These writers will be read in the cultural and historical contexts of the Cold and Vietnam Wars; the Civil Rights movement and other struggles to recognize American inequality regarding race, class, gender, and sexual orientation; philosophical developments such as deconstruction and poststructuralism; the rising significance of technology; suburban conformity and disaffection. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 340  Literature of the Enlightenment Era 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): ENGL 210 or ENGL 228 or ENGL 229 or ENGL 230 or ENGL 234 or ENGL 235 or ENGL 237 or ENGL 238 or ENGL 239 or ENGL 240 or ENGL 241 or ENGL 250 or ENGL 252 or ENGL 256 or ENGL 260 or ENGL 262 or ENGL 263 or ENGL 274 or ENGL 278 or ENGL 294 or ENGL 300 or ENGL 352 or ENWR 220. A comparative study of literature and ideas in eighteenth-century Europe, focusing on British, French, and German literature that reflects the legacy of the Enlightenment. Major literary and intellectual trends are analyzed, including the rational and satirical attack on traditional values. Works by Defoe, Diderot, Kant, Lessing, Montesquieu, Rousseau, Sterne, Swift, Voltaire, and others. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours seminar.

ENGL 341  Literature of the Long Eighteenth Century 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): ENGL 210 or ENGL 228 or ENGL 229 or ENGL 230 or ENGL 234 or ENGL 235 or ENGL 237 or ENGL 238 or ENGL 239 or ENGL 240 or ENGL 241 or ENGL 250 or ENGL 252 or ENGL 256 or ENGL 260 or ENGL 262 or ENGL 263 or ENGL 274 or ENGL 278 or ENGL 294 or ENGL 300 or ENGL 352 or ENWR 220. Important works of literature from the long eighteenth century (ca. 1660-1780), including poetry, criticism, fiction, and drama, examined within the literary, cultural, social, and intellectual contexts of the Restoration era through the period of Enlightenment. Authors may include Behn, Burney, Cavendish, Defoe, Dryden, Fielding, Gay, Goldsmith, Haywood, Johnson, Montagu, Pope, Richardson, Sterne, Swift, and others. Previous course ENGL 247 effective through Winter 2013. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 342  From Sensibility to Romanticism 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): ENGL 210 or ENGL 228 or ENGL 229 or ENGL 230 or ENGL 234 or ENGL 235 or ENGL 237 or ENGL 238 or ENGL 239 or ENGL 240 or ENGL 241 or ENGL 250 or ENGL 252 or ENGL 256 or ENGL 260 or ENGL 262 or ENGL 263 or ENGL 274 or ENGL 278 or ENGL 294 or ENGL 300 or ENGL 352 or ENWR 220. Important works of English literature--poetry, criticism, philosophical prose, fiction and drama--examined within the literary, social, cultural and intellectual contexts of the period 1745-1800. Previous course ENGL 248 effective through Winter 2013. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 343  Milton 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): WRIT 106 or HONP 101. An introduction to the mind and art of Milton. Intensive study of one major work and selections representative of the full range of his achievement. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 344  Chaucer 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): WRIT 106 or HONP 101. Troilus and Criseyde, The Canterbury Tales and some of the minor poems in Middle English. No previous language training required. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 345  Medieval English Literature 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): ENWR 220 or ENGL 206 or ENGL 207 or ENGL 210 or ENGL 230 or ENGL 234 or ENGL 235 or ENGL 237 or ENGL 238 or ENGL 239 or ENGL 240 or ENGL 241 or ENGL 250 or ENGL 252 or ENGL 256 or ENGL 260 or ENGL 262 or ENGL 263 or ENGL 274 or ENGL 275 or ENGL 278 or WRIT 280 or ENGL 284 or ENGL 294 or ENGL 341 or ENGL 342 or ENGL 352 or JOUR 219 or JAST 219 may be taken as prerequisites or corequisites. The literature of England in the English Language from ca. 700 A.D. to A.D., in its historical and social contexts, and in relation to continental literature. Where appropriate, works are read in Middle English. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 346  19th Century English Romantic Literature 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): WRIT 106 or HONP 101. The revolutionary expression of such poets and essayists as Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, Byron, Keats, Hazlitt, De Quincey and Lamb. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 347  Victorian Poetry 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): ENGL 210 or ENGL 228 or ENGL 229 or ENGL 230 or ENGL 234 or ENGL 235 or ENGL 237 or ENGL 238 or ENGL 239 or ENGL 240 or ENGL 241 or ENGL 250 or ENGL 252 or ENGL 256 or ENGL 260 or ENGL 262 or ENGL 263 or ENGL 274 or ENGL 278 or ENGL 294 or ENGL 300 or ENGL 352 or ENWR 220. Major British poets from the Victorian period (1837-1901), including Alfred Lord Tennyson, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Browning, Christina Rossetti, and Gerard Manley Hopkins. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 348  Renaissance Literature 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): WRIT 106 or HONP 101. Major poets and prose writers of 16th and early 17th century England such as Sydney, Lyly, Nashe, Greene, Donne and Browne, whose individual contributions in poetry and prose reflect the literary and philosophical preoccupations of the period. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 349  Victorian Popular Fiction 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): ENGL 210 or ENGL 227 or ENGL 228 or ENGL 229 or ENGL 230 or ENGL 234 or ENGL 237 or ENGL 238 or ENGL 239 or ENGL 240 or ENGL 241 or ENGL 250 or ENGL 252 or ENGL 256 or ENGL 260 or ENGL 262 or ENGL 263 or ENGL 274 or ENGL 275 or ENGL 278 or ENGL 294 or ENWR 220. A course on popular fiction of the Victorian period (1837-1901), including such new genres as sensation fiction, detective fiction, neo-gothic horror, thrillers, colonial adventure fiction, and early science fiction. Central issues for the course include the late 19th-century explosion of print media and its establishment of modern genres that are still in place. Authors include such figures as Elizabeth Gaskell, Wilkie Collins, Charles Dickens, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Sheridan Le Fanu, Robert Louis Stevenson, H. Rider Haggard, Arthur Conan Doyle, M. R. James, Vernon Lee, Rudyard Kipling, Arthur Machen, Olive Schreiner, Henry James, Oscar Wilde, Mona Caird, George Du Maurier, Marie Corelli, Joseph Conrad, and H.G. Wells. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 350  The Victorian Novel 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): ENGL 210 or ENGL 228 or ENGL 229 or ENGL 230 or ENGL 234 or ENGL 235 or ENGL 237 or ENGL 238 or ENGL 239 or ENGL 240 or ENGL 241 or ENGL 250 or ENGL 252 or ENGL 256 or ENGL 260 or ENGL 262 or ENGL 263 or ENGL 274 or ENGL 278 or ENGL 294 or ENGL 300 or ENGL 352 or ENWR 220. Major British novels of the Victorian period (1837-1901) by such authors as Charles Dickens, Charlotte and Emily Bronte, William Makepeace Thackeray, Elizabeth Gaskell, George Eliot, and Thomas Hardy. Subjects addressed will include some of the following: the development of nineteenth-century realism; the Victorian novel as a mode of social critique; the impact of new modes of publication and distribution on the novel form; changing views on gender, sexuality, psychology, race, empire, and the family as reflected in the novel; the growth of the historical novel; and the development of new popular genres in the mid-to-late nineteenth century, including sensation fiction, detective fiction, and neo-gothic horror. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 351  Nineteenth-Century British Non-Fiction Prose 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): ENGL 210 or ENGL 228 or ENGL 229 or ENGL 230 or ENGL 234 or ENGL 235 or ENGL 237 or ENGL 238 or ENGL 239 or ENGL 240 or ENGL 241 or ENGL 250 or ENGL 252 or ENGL 256 or ENGL 260 or ENGL 262 or ENGL 263 or ENGL 274 or ENGL 278 or ENGL 294 or ENGL 300 or ENGL 352 or ENWR 220. A survey of significant non-fiction works of the period, including essays, memoirs, letters, journalism, travel and nature writing, popular science writing, conduct books, sermons, abolitionist and other political writings, and works of history. Major figures include Mary Wollstonecraft, Hannah More, William Hazlitt, Thomas De Quincey, Dorothy Wordsworth, William Cobbett, Thomas Carlyle, Matthew Arnold, Charles Darwin, Harriet Martineau, John Stuart Mill, John Ruskin, and Oscar Wilde. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 352  English Drama: Beginnings to 1642 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): ENGL 263 or ENWR 220. English drama from its Medieval origins to the closing of the theaters in 1642; from miracles, mysteries and moralities through the development of Tudor and Stuart drama. Shakespeare excluded. Previous course ENGL 254 effective through Winter 2013. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 353  Shakespeare: Comedies-Histories 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): WRIT 106 or HONP 101. Representative comedies and histories: their sources, devices and characteristics; their staging in the context of Elizabethan society; and Shakespeare's vision of man as actor. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 354  Shakespeare: Tragedies-Romances 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): WRIT 106 or HONP 101. Representative tragedies and romances: their sources, devices and characteristics; their staging in the context of Elizabethan society; and Shakespeare's view of man in the tragic mode and in the later romances. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 356  Modern British Fiction 1900-1945 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): WRIT 105 and ENWR 106. In-depth study of representative novels and short stories of the Modernist period in British Literature, 1900-1945. Fiction will be studied in its political, societal, cultural, and aesthetic contexts. Authors read might include Joseph Conrad, D.H.Lawrence, E.M.Forster, Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, Rebecca West, Katherine Mansfield, and Samuel Beckett. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 357  Postwar British Fiction 1946-1990 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): WRIT 105 and WRIT 106 or HONP 100 and HONP 101. In-depth study of representative novels and short stories of the post-World War period in British Literature, 1946-1990. Fiction will be studied in its political, societal, cultural, and aesthetic contexts. Authors read might include Graham Greene, Doris Lessing, Kingsley Amis, Samuel Selvon, V.S.Naipaul, John Fowles, Buchi Emecheta, Muriel Spark, Angela Carter. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 358  Recent British Fiction 1990-Present 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): WRIT 105 or HONP 100; and WRIT 106 or HONP 101. In-depth study of representative novels and short stories of the post-Cold War period in British Literature, 1990-present. Fiction will be studied in its political, societal, cultural, and aesthetic contexts. Authors read might include Kiran Desai, Zadie Smith, Ian McEwan, Irvine Welsh, Salman Rushdie, Colm Toibin, Rohinton Mistry, Pat Barker, Monica Ali. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 359  James Joyce 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): ENGL 210 or ENGL 228 or ENGL 229 or ENGL 230 or ENGL 234 or ENGL 235 or ENGL 237 or ENGL 238 or ENGL 239 or ENGL 240 or ENGL 241 or ENGL 250 or ENGL 252 or ENGL 256 or ENGL 260 or ENGL 262 or ENGL 263 or ENGL 274 or ENGL 278 or ENGL 294 or ENGL 300 or ENGL 352 or ENWR 220. An in-depth study of James Joyce, one of the preeminent novelists of the twentieth century. The course will devote significant time to his long novel Ulysses. Other works including the short story collection Dubliners, the novel A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, the experimental novel Finnegans Wake, as well as Joyce's poetry, drama and critical writings, may also be included. Joyce's work will be studied in the contexts of international modernism, the artist's own life, Irish and British politics, and Joyce's place in literary history. His understanding of religion, gender, sexuality, language, nationalism, empire, the epic tradition, and Irish culture will all be subjects of discussion. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 360  Irish Literary Revival: 1890-1939 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): ENWR 220 or ENGL 240 or ENGL 241 or ENGL 345 or ENGL 341 or ENGL 342 or ENGL 256 or ENGL 260 or ENGL 262 or ENGL 263. Irish fiction, drama, poetry, and prose during a period of energetic cultural nationalism from the 1890's through the Irish War of Independence and into the 1930's. Particular attention will be paid to the works of Joyce, Shaw, Yeats, Synge, Gregory and others. Previous course ENLT 348 effective through Winter 2014. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 361  Modern Irish Drama 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): ENWR 220 or ENGL 240 or ENGL 241 or ENGL 345 or ENGL 256 or ENGL 260 or ENGL 262 or ENGL 263 or ENGL 341. An introduction to Irish drama from the great plays of the Abbey Theatre's earliest days through the late twentieth century. Playwrights studied may include W.B. Yeats, Lady Gregory, J.M. Synge, Bernard Shaw, Sean O'Casey, Brian Friel, Tom Murphy, and Sebastian Barry. We will look at the formal and literary qualities of the plays and at the place of Irish drama in the emerging movement for Irish independence in the early years of the last century. The later plays will be considered in terms of their responses to the traditions of Irish drama and to contemporary cultural politics. Previous course ENLT 350 effective through Winter 2014. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 364  Contemporary Poetry 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): WRIT 106 or HONP 101. Distinctive movements in poetry since the imagists, comparing the diverse styles, themes and poetic theories of representative poets of English-speaking countries. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 365  Poetry and Performance 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): ENGL 206 or ENGL 207 or ENGL 210 or ENGL 234 or ENGL 237 or ENGL 238 or ENGL 239 or ENGL 240 or ENGL 241 or ENGL 250 or ENGL 252 or ENGL 260 or ENGL 262 or ENGL 263 or ENGL 274 or ENGL 294 or ENGL 342 or ENFL 208 or ENFL 250 or ENFL 255 or ENWR 205 or ENWR 212 or ENWR 213 or ENWR 215 or ENWR 220 or JOUR 210. This course explores the roles of textuality, orality, and performativity in the work of American poets since 1950. Using interdisciplinary approaches, students consider the formal and political functions of poetry as it is performed across different media. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 370  English Independent Study I 2-3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): WRIT 106 or HONP 101; departmental approval. A scholarly interest beyond the scope of a presently offered course pursued under the direction of a specialist in that field of interest.

ENGL 371  English Independent Study II 2-3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): WRIT 106 or HONP 101; departmental approval. A second scholarly interest beyond the scope of a presently offered course pursued under the direction of a specialist in that field of interest or a study begun in ENGL 370 that continues for a second term.

ENGL 384  The Grammars of English 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): ENWR 220 or WRIT 201 or ENGL 260 or ENGL 262 or ENGL 263 or LNGN 220. A critical overview of traditional, structural, and transformational- generative approaches to the problems of analyzing the grammar of the English language; practical applications for teaching English and for understanding grammatical principles as a means of more effective writing and literary analysis. Cross listed with Linguistics, LNGN 384. Previous course ENLT 384 effective through Winter 2014. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 401  Old English Language and Literature 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): WRIT 106 or HONP 101. Selected prose and poetry representative of the heroic, elegiac, religious and popular traditions of pre-conquest England, with recitation and reading in the original old English. No previous language training required. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 444  17th Century English Poetry 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): WRIT 106 or HONP 101. The schools of Donne and Jonson and the works of Marvell and Dryden. Milton excluded. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 455  Restoration and 18th Century Drama 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): WRIT 106 or HONP 101. Major innovation of dramatic form and conventions in the period from 1660 to 1715 on the English stage in the works of Etherege, Wycherley, Congreve, Vanbrugh and Dryden. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 456  20th Century English Novel 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): WRIT 106 or HONP 101. The literary and cultural context and the stylistic and structural changes in representative British novels of the 20th century. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 471  Teaching English (secondary) 4 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval; concurrent or completion of the intermediate field experience, SASE 451 and permission of the English teacher education coordinator. Communicating both the discipline and the human dimensions of English as a subject in the classroom, including familiarization with adolescent literature and the uses of computers in the English classroom. A course in the professional sequence not credited to the English major requirements. 4 hours lecture.

ENGL 493  Seminar in American Literature 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): WRIT 106 or HONP 101; junior or senior English major. The works of one major American author in depth or of a group of authors whose works are related by theme, artistic form or cultural period. Enrollment limited. May be repeated without limit as long as the topic is different. 3 hours seminar.

ENGL 494  Seminar in English Literature 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): WRIT 106 or HONP 101; junior or senior English major. The works of one major English author in depth or of a group of English authors whose works are related by theme, artistic form or cultural period. Enrollment limited. May be repeated without limit as long as the topic is different. 3 hours seminar.

ENGL 500  Old English Literature 3 Credits


Specimens of Old English prose and poetry are read in the original language and studied for an appreciation of their literary art. No previous study of Old English is required. The first half of the course is spent on grammar and pronunciation, using prose from the chronicles and other works as examples. Oral recitation is required of all students. Poetry is studied in the second half of the course. Topics include the oral-formulaic tradition, the verse types, and the mixture of Christian and pagan themes characteristic of the literature. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 505  Chaucer 3 Credits


An intensive study of the Canterbury Tales and other works against their literary and social backgrounds, with special attention to Chaucer's language and to the procedures of Chaucerian scholarship. No previous study of Middle English is required. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 508  Shakespeare Studies: Tragedies 3 Credits


Shakespeare's tragic drama against a background of classical and Medieval theories of tragedy, and in relation to the practice of his contemporaries. Consideration is given to Shakespeare's use of plot sources and to Elizabethan theories of rhetoric. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 509  Shakespeare Studies: Comedies 3 Credits


Shakespeare's comic art in the light of comic theory and practice from Aristotle to the present. Areas of analysis include Shakespeare's use of Roman and native English comedy, his language, characters, sources, and the traditions of Shakespearean criticism. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 510  Shakespeare Studies: Histories 3 Credits


A study of the ten English history plays. Shakespeare's use of historical sources and variations from historical fact are examined carefully. Attention is given to scholarship, criticism, and production of the history plays. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 511  Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama 3 Credits


A comprehensive view of the period of the apex of English drama, from 1550 to the closing of the theaters in 1642. Major works by Elizabethan and Jacobean dramatists other than Shakespeare are studied in the light of Medieval English drama and the new Renaissance theories of Shakespeare's contemporaries. Attention is given to changes in subject matter, tone, dramaturgy, and staging during the latter part of the period. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 515  Seventeenth Century Literature: Poetry 3 Credits


The poetry of Donne, Jonson, Herbert, Marvell, and Milton, supplemented by historical and intellectual background and by selections from the works of Vaughan, Traherne, Crashaw, Herrick, Suckling, Lovelace, Carew, and Cowley. Stylistic categories such as the metaphysical, the classical, and the meditative are considered in the light of a close critical analysis of the major poetry. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 518  Milton 3 Credits


Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, Samson Agonistes, and some of the minor works are analyzed intensively. Styles, themes and techniques are considered in the light of Milton's life and the political and religious controversies of his time. The poetry is also studied in terms of its relation to Milton's Italian and classical models, his Elizabethan masters, and his contemporaries. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 521  The Augustan Age 3 Credits


The literature of the Restoration and early eighteenth century in its cultural contexts. Topics include criticism and aesthetics, satire, the new nature poetry, and the relationship between literary forms and philosophical and critical ideas. Emphasis on the works of Dryden, Swift, Pope, Gay, Addison and Steele, and Thomson. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 525  The English Novel from Defoe to Austen 3 Credits


The rise of the English novel and its various traditions: Comic, realistic, satirical, psychological, and gothic. Authors include Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Smollett, Sterne, and Austen. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 529  British Romanticism I: Wordsworth and Coleridge 3 Credits


The poetry of the two most important writers of the first generation of the Romantic movement in England. Emphasis is placed on the significance of their poetry in terms of the poets' own personal experience and in the context of the age of democratic and industrial revolution. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 530  British Romanticism II: Byron, Shelley, and Keats 3 Credits


The major works of the second-generation Romantics are studied in relation to the experience of their lives and the movements of their time. Attention is also given to their letters and critical writings. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 531  Victorian Studies I: Prose 3 Credits


The responses of the major prose writers of the period to such issues as the rise of a large working class, the sudden growth of cities, demands for political freedom, and the promises and threats of science. The problems of establishing an aesthetic of nonfiction prose are also considered. Works by Carlyle, Mill, Arnold, Macaulay, Huxley, Newman, Pater, and Wilde. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 532  Victorian Studies II: Novel 3 Credits


The Victorian novel in its historical and cultural contexts, with emphasis on the responses of the most vital art form of the age to the unprecedented changes in English life that took place during the era. Works by Thackeray, Trollope, Dickens, the Brontes, Eliot, and others. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 533  Victorian Studies III: Poetry 3 Credits


The course concentrates on the major mid-Victorian poets, Tennyson, Browning, and Arnold, and to a lesser extent on their successors among the pre-Raphaelites, the aesthetes, and the rhymers. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 535  Turn-of-the-Century British Writers 3 Credits


An examination of British literature in the transitional period between the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Writers might include Hardy, Conrad, Joyce, and Lawrence. Attention is given to the ways in which their works illuminate the movement from Victorian to modernist thinking and demonstrate the relation between literary consciousness and society. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 540  The Modern British Novel 3 Credits


Innovations in characterization, narrative technique, and theme under the impact of major twentieth-century political, economic, and cultural developments. Works by Forster, Huxley, Waugh, Orwell, Greene, Amis, Murdoch, Lessing, and others. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 541  Modern British and Irish Poetry 3 Credits


The poetry of major British and Irish writers from about 1890 to the middle of the twentieth century. Writers studied may include W.B. Yeats, T.S. Eliot, Stevie (Florence Margaret) Smith, Sylvia Townsend Warner, W.H. Auden and more recent figures such as Philip Larkin, Seamus Heaney, and Paul Muldoon. Topics may include stylistic issues (the multi-part long poem, the very short poem, fragments, allusiveness, revisions of nineteenth century poems), thematic issues (politics, sexuality nationality, class, gender), biographical background, and manuscript analysis. 3 hours seminar.

ENGL 542  The Irish Renaissance 3 Credits


The Irish contribution to twentieth-century literature and aesthetic theory, specifically to that brand of experimentation, individualism, and internationalism associated with the idea of the modern. Special attention to W. B. Yeats, James Joyce, J. M. Synge, Sean O'Casey, and Frank O'Connor. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 550  Studies in Early American Literature 3 Credits


All major and several minor American writers of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries are studied within several contexts: literary, religious, philosophical, and political. Topics include the development of American literature, 1620-1800; the effects of puritanism and deism; the concept of the American dream; the originality of the founding fathers; and the extent to which modern American literature and culture reflect the colonial heritage. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 555  American Romanticism 3 Credits


An exploration of the Romantic movement in America with attention to transcendentalism and other social movements. Writers might include Brown, Irving, Cooper, Emerson, Thoreau, Fuller, Louisa May Alcott, and Whitman. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 556  Poe, Hawthorne, and Melville 3 Credits


An intensive examination of the writings of the three "Dark Romantics" of the American Renaissance, set against their biographical backgrounds and the literary and historical contexts in which they worked. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 557  American Realism 3 Credits


The development of American realistic fiction, with emphasis on the works of Twain, Howells, and James in relation to their literary heritage and to their social milieu. Attention will also be given to local-color writers, such as Jewett and Freeman, and to naturalist writers, such as Crane, Norris, and London. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 560  Modern American Fiction 3 Credits


After a brief examination of late nineteenth-century realism, the major writers of the twentieth century (up to World War II) are studied with special attention to the critical attitudes of the period and to related scholarship. Authors include Dreiser, Stephen Crane, Sherwood Anderson, Hemingway, and Faulkner. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 561  Modern American Poetry 3 Credits


Beginning with background material on late nineteenth-century poetry, the course examines selected major modern poets. The changing scene in modern poetry is noted, and the reading of contemporary poets is included. Works by Hart Crane, Hilda Doolittle, T. S. Eliot, Robert Lowell, Ezra Pound, Wallace Stevens, and others. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 563  Recent American Fiction 3 Credits


American fiction of approximately the last forty years in the context of American culture and traditions. The course analyzes the characteristics of theme, technique, and sensibility which form the basis of a writer's response to the ambiguities of life in the contemporary world. Works studied might include Bellow, Roth, Didion, Walker, Doctorow, and Morrison. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 564  American Drama 3 Credits


The major American playwrights, such as Eugene O'Neill, Thornton Wilder, Arthur Miller, and Tennessee Williams, are placed in the perspective of their contemporaries and of the traditions of the American stage. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 565  Black American Women Writers 3 Credits


This course explores the writings of Black American women. We will examine the conditions out of which Black women write and the ways in which their works are critiqued and theorized. Discussions will center on questions of race, gender, sexuality, and class; narrative approaches and literary devices; and the Black "womanist" creative tradition. 3 hours lecture.

ENGL 571  Teaching Methods (Secondary English) 4 Credits


This graduate level course prepares students to teach English on the secondary level (grades 6-12). ENGL 571 is required for graduate students enrolled in either the Initial Certification or MAT program. The course familiarizes students with the English classroom, the design of lesson and unit plans, writing assignments, and alignment of classroom activities with state curriculum standards and assessments. Students explore and experiment with approaches to teaching selected literary texts, including the adaptation of teaching styles and materials to meet the needs of diverse learners. This course provides a foundational understanding of composition pedagogy, including how to respond to and assess student writing.

ENGL 597  Independent Study in British Literature 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval. The student completes a research project under the supervision of a member of the graduate faculty. This course is designed to allow investigations into areas not covered by regular courses and seminars. Permission of the graduate program coordinator and of the project supervisor is required before registration. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits as long as the topic is different.

ENGL 598  Independent Study in American Literature 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval. The student completes a research project under the supervision of a member of the graduate faculty. This course is designed to allow investigations into areas not covered by regular courses and seminars. Permission of the graduate program coordinator and of the project supervisor is required before registration. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits as long as the topic is different.

ENGL 600  Seminar in British Literature 3 Credits


Advanced study of an author, genre, movement, theme, or critical theory. See current announcement for specific topic. May be repeated without limit as long as the topic is different. 3 hours seminar.

ENGL 601  Seminar in American Literature 3 Credits


Advanced study of an author, genre, movement, theme, or critical theory. See current announcement for specific topic. May be repeated without limit as long as the topic is different. 3 hours seminar.

ENGL 605  Seminar in Literary Research 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval. Instruction and practical experience in such areas as reference sources, textual study, kinds of criticism, and the basics of editing. Recommended for the first or second semester of graduate study. 3 hours seminar.

ENGL 698  Master's Thesis 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval. Independent research project done under faculty advisement. Students must follow the MSU Thesis guidelines, which may be obtained from the Graduate School. Students should take ENGL 699 if they don't complete ENGL 698 within the semester.

ENGL 699  Master's Thesis Extension 1 Credit


Prerequisite(s): ENGL 698. Continuation of Master's Thesis Project. Thesis Extension will be graded as IP (in Progress) until thesis is completed, at which time a grade of Pass or Fail will be given.