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Summer Session 2018

First Session, May 21 to June 14

INTRODUCTORY TOPICS IN LITERATURE

ENLT 2526   Studies in Fiction: Ghost Stories and Spectral Tales [3]
1030 – 1245
Charles Sligh
 
This course will offer a semester-long engagement with Ghost Stories, Spectral Tales, and Weird Fiction. Authors read will include Charles Dickens, Henry James, Oscar Wilde, Edith Wharton, H. G. Wells, M. R. James, and Shirley Jackson.
 
Satisfies the prerequisite for the English major.  Satisfies the Second Writing Requirement.

MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE

ENMC 3500 Monsters and Monstrosity [3]
1300-1515
Mrinalini Chakravorty

This course explores the emergence of the monstrous aesthetic across several genres (epic, drama, novel, poetry, film) and periods (renaissance to contemporary) to probe the shifting terrains of sexual, racial, and cultural otherness that monsters represent.  Our reading list includes works by William Shakespeare, R.L. Stevenson, Mary Shelley, Octavia Butler, and Patricia Highsmith, among others, as well as several gothic films.

Satisfies the literature from 1700-1900 requirement for the English major.

SPECIAL TOPICS

ENSP 3300 Literary Editing [3]
1300-1515
Mr. Livingood

An introduction to modern desktop publishing and literary editing. Students will use Adobe Indesign to design a print project, publish the project using print-on-demand, and convert their work to ePub for viewing on a Kindle or other electronic device. Students will also learn the fundamentals of the Chicago Manual of Style and how to edit literary works. Students must be able to bring a PC or Mac laptop to class, and purchase a one-month rental of Adobe Indesign.

Second Session, June 18 to July 12

SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE

ENSP 3860 The Game of Thrones [3]
1030-1245
Lisa Woolfork

A course devoted to exploring George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones universe from the novels (book 1) and the HBO television adaptation. We will compare the ways in which HBO’s approach to the Game of Thrones phenomena both changes and cements aspects that Martin created.

INTRODUCTORY SEMINARS IN LITERATURE

ENLT 2555 Special Topics: War in Literature and Film [3]
1030-1245
Amanda Sigler

The last 100 years of Western warfare have taken us from the trenches of World War I to the ideological War on Terror. In studying this century, we will look at how poetry, short fiction, memoir, and film address combat and homecoming.  Notable authors will include Ernest Hemingway, Siegfried Sassoon, Anne Frank, and Phil Klay; key films will include Saving Private Ryan, Band of Brothers, and American Sniper.

Satisfies the prerequisite for the English major.  Satisfies the Second Writing Requirement.

MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE

ENMC 3559 Global Identities
1300-1515
Christopher Krentz

In this seminar we will survey a wide variety of short fiction in English from Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean, as well as a feature film or two.  Authors we study will likely include Achebe, Soyinka, Coetzee, Desai, Lahiri, Danticat, and Abani.

Satisfies the non-western perspectives area requirement for the College.

Third Session, July 16 to August 8

WRITING

ENWR 2700 Introduction to News Writing [3]
1030-1245
Charles Kelly

Enrollment limited to 22 students.

Intermediate-level writing in news-media format, beginning with traditional hard-news stories and progressing to political stories and features.  Both overnight and in-class writing assignments.  Workshop environment.  

Satisfies the Second Writing Requirement.

INTRODUCTORY TOPICS IN LITERATURE

ENLT 2523 Studies in Poetry: Lyric and Short Forms [3]
1030-1245
Matthew Davis

An introduction to poetry, intended for students who have little to no previous experience reading poetry.  We will study 6-9 poets who have written accentual-syllabic verse in English in the past 250 years; possibilities include Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, Shelley, Byron, Tennyson, Browning, Rossetti, Eliot, Dickinson, Frost, Millay, McKay, Yeats, Auden, and Larkin. 

Satisfies the prerequisite for the English major.  Satisfies the Second Writing Requirement.

AMERICAN LITERATURE

ENAM 3559 American Gothic North and South
1300-1515
Britta Rowe

A detailed study of a sampling of short fictional masterpieces in the Gothic mode, by American writers, with a special emphasis on Hawthorne and O'Connor.  How does American Gothic, North and South, provide an imaginative "handle" on evil in America, and American evils?  What realities, historical and trans-historical, natural and supernatural, does the Gothic mode enable us to dig up, examine, and (perhaps) lay to rest? Seminar format.

This course can satisfy the Second Writing Requirement--consult instructor.

RENAISSANCE LITERATURE

ENRN 3230 Studies in Shakespeare: King Lear Every Way
1030-1245
John O'Brien

Shakespeare's King Lear stands as one of the greatest achievements of English-language drama.  We will examine Shakespeare's play and the currents it followed and then traced in our culture intensively.  We will read Shakespeare's play and some of its sources.  We will examine critical issues such as the question of the evolution and interpretation of the text.  We will also read and view later versions of the story, including Young-Jean Lee's play Lear and Akira Kurosawa's film Ran.

Satisfies the literature before 1700 requirement for the English major.