ENGL 1340: Mysticism and the Jewish American Tradition (Fall 2019)

Explores the mystical tradition within Judaism from ancient times to the present. With roots in the Hebrew Bible, Jewish mysticism is one of the oldest forms of mysticism and has had an influence on some of the greatest philosophical traditions of western civilization. Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted:...

ENGL 1240: Planetarity (Fall 2019)

Focuses of post-WWII American writing and thought about the planet and humanity. We explore how postwar efforts to transform the terrestrial environmental and conquer outer space raise questions about humanity, technology, and nature. We also study how earth and space serve novelists, artists, and film-makers as environments to confront large-scale...

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ENGL 1230: Environmental Literature (Fall 2019)

Introduces students to the tradition of nature writing dating from Romanticism through realist and experimental contemporary literary texts. Students will study key terms and concepts related to the environment such as anthropocentrism, bioregionalism, eco-cosmopolitanism, environmental justice, deep ecology, and posthumanism. They will apply them to different literary genres toward developing...

ENGL 1220: From Gothic to Horror (Fall 2019)

Explores literature in the Gothic mode and aesthetic and critical theories related to modern "horror" genres or their precursors. Introduces literary-critical concepts (such as notions of abjection, repression and anxiety) that developed alongside this branch of literature. Students read canonical works in British and American traditions while reflecting on notions...

ENGL 3060-200: Modern & Contemporary Literature for Nonmajors (B-term, Summer 2019)

Close study of significant 20th-century poetry, drama, and prose works. Readings range from 1920s to the present.

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ENGL 3060-102: Modern & Contemporary Literature for Nonmajors (A-term online, Summer 2019)

Whether it’s the war on terrorism, global markets, tourism, or population diversity, we can’t escape the effects of globalization; they are indeed everywhere. This course will trace the rise of globalization as written about by early and late 20th and 21st century writers. For writers in the so-called third world,...

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ENGL 3060-101: Modern & Contemporary Literature for Nonmajors (A-term online, Summer 2019)

Whether it’s the war on terrorism, global markets, tourism, or population diversity, we can’t escape the effects of globalization; they are indeed everywhere. This course will trace the rise of globalization as written about by early and late 20th and 21st century writers. For writers in the so-called third world,...

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ENGL 3060-100: Modern & Contemporary Literature for Nonmajors (A-term, Summer 2019)

Surveys the major literary trends from 1900 to the present in the Anglo-American tradition of modern, postmodern, and contemporary literature. It will provide a basic grounding in two important moments in literary history: modernism and post-modernism. Quite a bit of the focus of the course will be on poetry—we will...

ENGL 3000-201: Shakespeare for Nonmajors (B-term online, Summer 2019)

Introduction to Shakespeare. Introduces students to 6-10 of Shakespeare's major plays. Comedies, histories, and tragedies will be studied. Some non-dramatic poetry may be included. Viewing of Shakespeare in performance is often required.

ENGL 3000-101: Shakespeare for Nonmajors (A-term online, Summer 2019)

Introduction to Shakespeare. Introduces students to 6-10 of Shakespeare's major plays. Comedies, histories, and tragedies will be studied. Some non-dramatic poetry may be included. Viewing of Shakespeare in performance is often required.

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