Spring 2019: EH 300/400-Level Courses

CRN 11072, EH 335 01: SURVEY BRITISH LITERATURE, TR 01:00PM 02:20PM, Instructor: Dr. Chad Thomas
A survey of British literature - the good, the bad, and the ugly - touching on all significant periods of British literary and cultural history from the medieval to the present.

CRN 11073, EH 340 01: ACADEMIC WRITING, TR 11:20AM 12:40PM, Instructor: Dr. Gaines Hubbell
Advanced academic writing designed to prepare students for the writing, research, and publishing requirements of their field of study.

CRN 11080, EH 410 01: FICTION WRITING, M 05:50PM 08:40PM, Instructor: Anna Weber
CRN 11086, EH 410 02: FICTION WRITING, MW 01:00PM 02:20PM, Instructor: Anna Weber
Practice in writing fiction from conception to revision. Students will read and write contemporary literary fiction. Student work will be commented on and critiqued in regular class workshops. The class culminates in a revision portfolio.

CRN 11092, EH 422 01: STUDIES IN THE NOVEL, R 05:50PM 08:40PM, Instructor: Dr. Eric Smith
“Prospective Horizons: Utopia and Dystopia”: Taking seriously Oscar Wilde’s famous observation that “a map of the world that does not contain Utopia is not worth glancing at,” this course will serve as an introduction to this most elusive and contentious imaginative concept, one that continues to shape a wide array of cultural expressions and political viewpoints. We will survey prominent cartographers of utopia, from the early modern to the contemporary, and introduce key concepts and terms, tracing a brief evolutionary arc of the utopian imaginary from its position of relative prominence in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries to the sharply dystopian (more often anti-utopian) turn of the twentieth century and beyond. We will consider a selection of significant literary, cinematic, and theoretical texts.

CRN 11095, EH 450 01: CHAUCER, T 05:50PM 08:40PM, Instructor: Dr. Joey Taylor
Late-fourteenth century London was filled with political turmoil, street riots, pandemics, the specter of international war, and ... some of the most profound poetry of the Middle Ages. In his London life, Geoffrey Chaucer witnessed the Black Plague, the shock of the 1381 Peasant’s Revolt, the suppression of King Richard II by the Merciless Parliament of 1388, and the King’s overthrow in 1399. This course will introduce you to Chaucer’s eclectic works. As we go, we’ll consider the many ways that city life haunts Chaucer’s poems, including The Canterbury Tales, Troilus and Criseyde, and the House of Fame.

CRN 11103, EH 454 01: NEW MEDIA WRITING & RHETORIC, TR 04:20PM 05:40PM, Instructor: Dr. Michael McGinnis
In this course, we will engage new media rhetorics as both an object of scholarly study and as models of rhetorical production. To these ends, the course is divided into two parts. In the first part of the course, we will engage scholarship in new media and digital rhetoric to better understand the research methods, approaches, and subjects of the field; students will apply these methods to a study of an online community of their choice. In the second part of the course, we will take a closer look at the rhetorical practices of online communities and platforms and use those rhetorics to create digital-native texts. Major texts for this course will include Brooke, Lingua Fracta; Milner, The World Made Meme; Eyman, Digital Rhetoric: Theory, Method, Practice; Rice, Digital Detroit; these texts will supplemented with articles and chapters supplied by the instructor.

(W) CRN 11099, EH 462 01: SHAKESPEARE II, MW 02:40PM 04:00PM, Instructor: Dr. Jeff Nelson
A close study of three "problem comedies": Measure for Measure, The Winter's Tale and The Tempest. Attention to genre, historical context, interpretive possibilities, and stage/film history. This course satisfies requirements for English, Theatre, and Women's & Gender Studies.

 

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