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ENGL 7489: Advanced Special Topics

Psychic trauma can be understood as both a violent breaching of subjective boundaries with long-term aftereffects, and the event that caused the breach. The traumatized individual returns compulsively to the unbearable experience again and again in thought, memory, and dreams, but is unable to move beyond it. We will read...

Foucault Deleuze

ENGL 7119: Advanced Literature and Culture of the United States

After Foucault Michel Foucault’s post-structuralist oeuvre looms over the final four decades of the twentieth century, having contributed the essential concepts of genealogies, biopower, disciplinary society, discursive formations, archeologies of knowledge, and the redistributions of power that elude top-down conceptions. Yet Foucault’s insistence on the centrality of language has been...

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ENGL 5549: Studies in Special Topics 2

The Modernist Object Readers have traditionally prioritized human characters in literature, finding in those figures a correlative for our own experience of the world. In doing so they have affirmed a subject/object binary in which people exercise varying degrees of control over an allegedly inert material world. However, recent work...

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ENGL 5529: Studies in Special Topics

Studies special topics that focus on a theme, genre, or theoretical issue not limited to a specific period or national tradition. Topics vary each semester. Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: IAWP 6100 Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 9.00 total credit hours. Requisites: Restricted to English (ENGL) and English...

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ENGL 5019: Survey of Contemporary Literary and Cultural Theory

Introduces a variety of critical and theoretical practices informing contemporary literary and cultural studies. Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours. Requisites: Restricted to English (ENGL) and English Lit- Creative Writing (CRWR) graduate students only. Additional Information: Departmental Category: Graduate Courses Taught by Julie Carr .

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ENGL 5029: British Literature and Culture Before 1800

This course is first and foremost an introduction to one of the most widely-read and influential poets in English literature – Geoffrey Chaucer. In order to appreciate Chaucer’s great skill as an author, we will be reading his works alongside some of his sources and the work of some of...

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ENGL 5003: Intro to Old English

Hwæt! English looked a lot different 1000 years ago. Although it sounds “old,” the history of our language has everything to do with how we use English today. Old English and medieval culture are the bases for Tolkien’s Middle Earth, of course, but they are also often used in modern...

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ENGL 5529: Studies in Special Topics - Teaching English (Spring 2020)

Studies special topics that focus on a theme, genre, or theoretical issue not limited to a specific period or national tradition. Topics vary each semester. Taught by Dr. Mary Klages . Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: IAWP 6100 Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 9.00 total credit hours. Requisites:...

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ENGL 5459: Introduction to the Profession (Spring 2020)

What does it mean to undertake graduate studies in English in 2019? The objective of this seminar, which has both conceptual and applied components, is to give each student the opportunity to consider how their intellectual pursuits and professional plans fit into to the broader issues at the heart of...

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ENGL 5169: Multicultural/Postcolonial Studies - LatinX Undocumentality (Spring 2020)

This course has two goals—to introduce you to Mexican and LatinX cultural forms and theory, mostly literary, from the 18th to the 21st century. The second is to explore theories of documentality, necropolitics and spectrality, in order to explore how Mexicans have engaged and been constituted by discourses of what...

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