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ENGL 4039: Critical Studies in English

Concerned with developments in the study of literature that have significantly influenced our conception of the theoretical bases for study and expanded our understanding of appropriate subject matter. Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 9.00 total credit hours. Requisites: Requires prerequisite courses of ENGL 2102 and ENGL 2112 (all minimum grade...

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ENGL 4468: Modern Poetry

What makes modern poetry modern? In this course we will examine the remarkable development of American poetry in the course of the twentieth century (with perhaps a glimpse at the twenty-first), looking in particular at the technical, social, and political variety of writing. We will look at a number of...

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ENGL 3078: Literature in English 1945 - Present

The last decade has, it seems, been dominated by one kind of crisis and another—economic, social, cultural, and ecological. In these years we have seen neoliberalism fall into a crisis of legitimacy, the rise of social media, endless wars in the middle east, the destruction of democratic norms and rising...

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ENGL 2058: 20th/21st Century Literature

Surveys the major literary trends in prose and poetry from 1900 to the present in the Anglo-American tradition of modern, postmodern, and contemporary literature. Provides students with a grounding in the major authors and motifs of 20th- and 21st-century in literature in conjunction with political and cultural changes across the...

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ENGL 3787: Native American Film

Queering Native Film/Queer Native Film This course explores contemporary Native American and Indigenous film by directors from a range of gender expressions, sexual orientations, and geographies. Leveraging creative and critical works that frame the visual trope of the Native as abject, queer, and liminal, we will seek out films that...

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ENGL 3377: Multicultural Literature

Studies special topics in multicultural literature; specially designed for English majors. Topics vary each semester. Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours. Requisites: Restricted to students with 27-180 credits (Sophomores, Juniors or Seniors) only. Additional Information: Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts Humanities Departmental Category: Multicultural and Gender Studies

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ENGL 2707: Intro to LGBT Literature

This course is what the title promises: an introduction to LGBT literature. Our focus will be on the American tradition, beginning with the historical question of when identifiably LGBT literature emerges. Moving into contemporary culture, we will ask questions concerning the relationship of gay identity to gay writing: must one...

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ENGL 2017: World Genres

Explores literary form and language in a wide range of cultures, introducing students to the global English literary tradition, comprising multiple lineages. Introduces students to poetry, narrative, drama, orality, media, digitality, and/or other genres drawn from diverse traditions, each locally historicized and contextualized. Additional Information: Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts...

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ENGL 4116: Advanced Topics in Media Studies

Mediating the Human Body: A History This advanced class investigates the history of collection and mediation by studying the fascinating history of visual representations of anatomical specimens. Students will study the visual transmission of human anatomy in the West from the 1540s to the 1940s. In this hands-on class, we...

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ENGL 3856: Comics and Graphic Novels

Comics are everywhere! Spanning all media platforms, comics are a global force in twenty-first century culture. This course is an introduction to comics history and a headlong dive into today’s comics scene. We will cover superheroes, underground comix, graphic novels, and movies. Comics help us understand ourselves in the world...