Announcement of Classes: Summer 2011

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N117S/1

Shakespeare

MTuTh 2-4
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This course has a general purpose, to provide an intensive introduction toShakespeare by focusing closely on selected plays. It also has a specificmode of operation: we’ll consider important aspects of Shakespeare studies(new stagings, poetics, source...(read more) Schweik, Susan
Schweik, Susan

N118/1

Milton

MTuTh 10-12P
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In this course we will read two of Milton's most influential poems very, very closely.  We'll read Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained closely both in order to understand Milton's style, his sense of poetic form, and his thinking about religion and po...(read more) Puckett, Kent
Puckett, Kent

N130A/1

American Literature: Before 1800

MTuTh 2-4P
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This course provides a survey of English-language American literature to 1800.  We will explore a wide range of texts from narratives of discovery and exploration through the literature of the American Revolution and the formations of an early nationa...(read more) Tamarkin, Elisa
Tamarkin, Elisa

N130D/1

American Literature: 1900-1945

MTuTh 10-12P
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A survey of American literature tracing the literary response to the emerging shape of modern life in the first decades of the twentieth century. We will read across a range of genres and styles to assess the particular influence of modernism and oth...(read more) Goble, Mark
Goble, Mark

N132/1

American Novel

TuTh 2-4P
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We will concentrate on the central issues deeded to the American novel by democratic ideology -- refusal and autonomy, loyalty, guilt, and atonement, futurity and the burden of the past -- and try to figure out how the formal innovations in the Americ...(read more) Breitwieser, Mitchell
Breitwieser, Mitchell

N135/1

Literature of American Cultures

MTuTh 4-6P
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This course will analyze the categories of “disability,” “race” and “ethnicity” critically. “Disability” as an identity category is always raced, whether we attend to that intersection or not, and people defined in racial terms are also always placed ...(read more) Schweik, Susan
Schweik, Susan

N166/1

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A Critical Approach to Children's Literature

MW 12-2P
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With a jump-start from the 19th century with Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, we will focus on books written for and/or read by children in the 20th and 21st centuries. Using a variety of critical techniques we will examine a range of texts (includi...(read more) Wright, Katharine E.
Wright, Katherine

N176/1

Literature and Popular Culture

MTuTh 4-6P
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Detective narratives have been some of the most poplar forms of entertainment in the last century and a half.  The narrative structures of the detective story have also been the favorites of scholars of narrative theory.  I plan to look at some instan...(read more) Hutson, Richard
Hutson, Richard

There are no special instructions for Summer 2011 English Department courses, other than to note in which session each course is offered.

The following courses are offered in Session A (May 23-July 1): English N130A, N130D, and N176.

The following courses are offered in Session C (June 20-August 12): English N1A, N1B, N132, and N166.

The following courses are offered in Session D (July 5-August 12): English N117S, N118, and N135.