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SHEA, MICHAEL, Professor and Chairperson
FLUHR, NICOLE, M., Professor and Graduate Coordinator
MOCK, JEFF, Professor and Graduate Coordinator, MFA
PARRISH, TIMOTHY, Professor and Graduate Coordinator, Creative Writing
TALHELM, MELISSA, Associate Professor and Coordinator of Secondary Education
BARAW, CHARLES, Associate Professor
BLACKMER, CORINNE E., Associate Professor
DODSON, JOEL M., Assistant Professor of English
ELLIS, SCOTT, Professor
HENDERSON, NICOLE, Professor
HOCHMAN, WILL, Professor
HUTCHINSON, BRANDON, Associate Professor
JOHNSON, BRIAN C., Professor
KERR, AUDREY, Professor
LAROCCO, STEVEN M., Professor
McEACHERN, ROBERT W., Professor
NEVEROW, VARA S., Professor
OGBAA, KALU, Professor
PETRIE, PAUL R., Professor
ROSSO, G. ANTHONY, Professor
SHIPLEY, VIVIAN, Professor
SMYTH, ANDREW, Professor
SONNENSCHEIN, DANA L., Professor
STRETCH, CYNTHIA, Professor

ENG 502 - Prose Fiction Writing I

The craft and art of creating plot, character, scene, conflict, and style. Always scheduled.

Prerequisite(s): Instructor’s permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

ENG 503 - Prose Fiction Writing II

Further practice in the craft and art of creating plot, character, scene, conflict, and style. May be repeated for credit. Always scheduled.

Prerequisite(s): Instructor’s permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

ENG 505 - Applied English Linguistics

The structure and idiom of American English, levels of usage, phonetics, old and new concepts of language, and other related developments. Scheduled fall semester.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

ENG 506 - The Writing of Poetry I

The craft and art of writing poetry. Always scheduled.

Prerequisite(s): Instructor’s permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

ENG 507 - The Writing of Poetry II

Further practice in the craft and art of writing poetry. May be repeated for credit. Always scheduled.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

ENG 508 - Contemporary Critical Theory

Critical theory of the 20th century in the context of current theoretical developments. Critical perspectives and schools may include: Structuralism, formalism, Marxism, New Historicism, feminism, African American theoretical thought, post-colonial theory, Deconstruction, and psychoanalysis as well as other theoretical positions. Students have an opportunity to apply specific theoretical practices to literary texts.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

ENG 509 - Contemporary Poetic Theory

Intensive study of contemporary poetic theory with an emphasis on its development in twentieth-century American poetry. Scheduled irregularly.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2016

ENG 510 - History of the English Language

The forces that have helped shape the character of the English language. Scheduled every spring semester.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

ENG 512 - Literature of the Anglo-Saxons

Readings in Anglo-Saxon language and literature to the Norman conquest, with particular emphasis on critical examination of early lyric and elegiac poetry.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2012

ENG 514 - English Medieval Literature

Readings in Middle English including the more remarkable achievements in English verse and prose between 1050 and 1500, their forms, themes, and language.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

ENG 517 - Research Methods

Specialized literary research techniques that serve as a foundation for English courses and capstone experience. Required course for M.A., M.S. and M.S. with certification. Scheduled every semester.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

ENG 519 - Teaching College Writing

An examination of pedagogical theory and theories of teaching college writing in order to prepare students to conceptualize, develop, and teach first-year composition courses. Required for first semester Graduate Teaching Assistants; Graduate Assistants will take the course concurrently with ENG 597. Scheduled every fall.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

ENG 521 - Feminist Theory and Literary Criticism

Inquiry into the fundamental problems of feminist thought and the interrelationship of feminist theory, critical theory, and literary criticism. Scheduled irregularly.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2012

ENG 522 - Wright, Ellison, and Baldwin

A study of the works of Wright, Ellison, and Baldwin. Conducts an inquiry into the nature of race relations in contemporary American society. Scheduled spring semesters.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

ENG 523 - Contemporary African American Literature

A study of recent African American novelists such as Morrison, Naylor, Johnson, and Wideman, with particular emphasis on emerging writers.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

ENG 524 - The Harlem Renaissance

A study of the works of the major poets and novelists of the period covering 1910-1930, including Toomer, Johnson, Thurman, McKay, Fauset, Larsen, and Hughes.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2015

ENG 525 - 17th Century Poetry

The major poetry of the seventeenth century (excluding that of Shakespeare and Milton) in its various manifestations - baroque, metaphysical, Cavalier, and mystical.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2012

ENG 535 - Victorian Poetry

Overview of the poetry of the Victorian era, which we will read within its cultural context, examining the social, political, scientific, and religious foreces that helped to shape this literature. We will also pay close attention to how poets adopted and adapted traditional forms, exploring poets' and critics' debates about what poetry should be and do. Poets to be read may include Matthew Arnold, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Christina Rossetti, Algernon Charles Swinburne, William Morris, Augusta Webster, Charlotte Mew, Gerard Manly Hopkins, Amy Levy, Thomas Hardy, and Rudyard Kipling.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2012

ENG 537 - Later Victorians: 1870-1914

Selected works by such writers as Swinburne, Hopkins, the Rosettis, Hardy, Mew, Mill, Morris, Pater, Nightingale, Shaw, and Wilde.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ENG 517.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2016

ENG 538 - Victorian Novel

A study of the fiction of such writers as Dickens, Eliot, Gaskell, and Hardy with critical analyses of their style, structure, literary form, and sociopolitical contexts.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ENG 517.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2015

ENG 542 - Shakespeare

Representative plays by William Shakespeare: histories, comedies, and tragedies. Assumes previous undergraduate study of Shakespeare. Scheduled every third semester.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ENG 517.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

ENG 552 - English Renaissance

An intensive study of the poetry, prose, and drama of the Elizabethan and Tudor periods, exclusive of Shakespeare. Focus on Spenser, Marlowe, Johnson, and Sidney.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ENG 517.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2016

ENG 555 - The 18th Century: Age of Satire

A study of significant poetry and prose of the ages of Pope and Johnson, including such authors as Pope, Swift, Addison, Steele, Gay, Gray, Goldsmith, Boswell and Johnson.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ENG 517.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2012

ENG 557 - Romantic Period

Romanticism as expressed in English prose and poetry during the early years of the nineteenth century.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ENG 517.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2013

ENG 559 - 20th Century English Literature

This survey of non-dramatic English literature since 1900 considers works of representative authors, as well as significant literary trends and intellectual developments. Scheduled irregularly.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ENG 517.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

ENG 562 - The American Novel Before 1850

The emergence of the American novel, with representative works of James Fenimore Cooper and his contemporaries.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ENG 517.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2015

ENG 564 - Poe, Hawthorne, and Melville

The “power of blackness” in these writers of the American Renaissance, examined against a background of the ideas and the general culture of their day.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ENG 517.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2014

ENG 565 - Emerson, Thoreau, and Whitman

The impact of transcendentalism on these writers of the American Renaissance in the context of their intellectual and cultural milieu.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ENG 517.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2016

ENG 566 - 20th Century American Poets

Such poets as Robinson, Frost, Stevens, Williams, Lowell, and Plath among others.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ENG 517.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2015

ENG 567 - Mark Twain, Howells, and James

An intensive study of these writers in American realism, examined against a background of the ideas and general culture of their day.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ENG 517.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2014

ENG 568 - American Novel: 1900-1945

Representative writers, such as Dreiser, Fitzgerald, Cather, Wharton, Hurston, Hemingway, Dos Passos, Steinbeck, and Faulkner, in their sociohistorical context.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ENG 517.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2013

ENG 569 - American Novel Since 1945

Examination of major themes and authors in post-World War II fiction.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ENG 517.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

ENG 570 - The Epic

The genre and tradition of major and minor epics from world literature.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2013

ENG 572 - The Short Story

A study of the history, theory, and techniques of the short story, from Poe and Chekhov to Lessing, Borges and Barthelme.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2013

ENG 575 - Young Adult Literature

A critical examination of young adult literature that covers its generic characteristics; common archetypes and themes; rhetorical elements of author, audience, and message; and the popular, academic, and critical reception of young adult books.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: not yet offered

ENG 579 - Comparative Studies of the Essay

A comparative study of the essay from Montaigne to the present. The course examines generic conventions of the essay across cultures and historical time periods. As well, the course explores the diverse content of essays and the varieties of styles used by essay writiers, from satiric to expository.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2012

ENG 580 - Chaucer

An in-depth critical study of Chaucer’s major works, Chaucer’s language, and his relation to continental literary tradition. Scheduled every third semester.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ENG 517.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2016

ENG 581 - Medieval Women and Literature

Consideration of texts composed by and/or for women and images of women in such texts. Typical figures include Marie de France, Heloise, Dame Julian, Margery Kempe, and Christine de Pizan.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ENG 517.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2014

ENG 583 - Arthurian Legend

Examination of the development of Arthurian legend during the medieval period, including mythological dimensions, historical contexts, literary forms, such as romance, and recurrent motifs, such as the quest for the Grail.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ENG 517.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2012

ENG 584 - Milton

A study of the literary, philosophical, religious, and poetic depth of Milton’s work, with particular emphasis on Paradise Lost, Samson Agonistes, and Paradise Regained. Scheduled every third semester.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ENG 517.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2014

ENG 586 - Seminar in American Literature

Intensive study of a major writer or selected topic, with choice changing each semester. Students may take multiple offerings of ENG 586 courses if the topics differ. Typical topics include: Melville, American Women Dramatists, Biblical Traditions in American Literature.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ENG 517.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

ENG 587 - Seminar in British Literature

Intensive study of a major writer or selected topic, with choice changing each semester. Students may take multiple offerings of ENG 587 courses if the topics differ. Typical topics include: Virginia Woolf and Bloomsbury, James Joyce.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ENG 517.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2016

ENG 588 - Seminar in Comparative Literature

Intensive study of a major writer or selected topic, with choice changing each semester. Students may take multiple offerings of ENG 588 courses if the topics differ. Typical topics include: African Novelists, Contemporary Drama, Epic in England, Detective Fiction, Feminist Utopias, Modern Drama—Ibsen to O'Neill, Norse and Celtic Mythology, Psychoanalysis and Feminism, and Women's Autobiography.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ENG 517.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2014

ENG 590 - English Thesis

Research and writing of the thesis in the area of concentration, under the direction of an English department faculty member. For specific details, consult the chairperson or graduate coordinator of the department.

Prerequisite(s): departmental permission, ENG 517.

3 or 6 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

ENG 597 - Graduate Internship in Teaching Writing

Teaching internship in an English Department introductory-level writing course under the supervision of a faculty mentor; for graduate students with particular interests and strengths in teaching writing. Required for first-semester Graduate Teaching Assistants who will enroll concurrently in ENG 519. May be repeated for credit; premission of graduate coordinator is required.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ENG 517.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

ENG 600 - Independent Study and Research

Study of an area of English studies under the direction of a faculty member of the department and with the consent of the chairperson of the department. Students should remember that they may study such important but difficult to schedule fields as literature of the Anglo-Saxons and Beowulf under independent study.

Prerequisite(s): departmental permission. Pre or co-requis ite: ENG 517.

1 to 6 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

ENG 601 - Special Project Seminar

Students in this seminar focus on the development of an educational Special Project within the field of English education. For graduate students in the Master of Science with Certification in English Program only. To be taken after student teaching (ENG 494).

Prerequisite(s): ENG 517, ENG 494.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016