ENGL 348-001 NATURE IN LITERATURE A detailed study of attitudes toward and representations of Nature and the natural in Literature, especially of the 19th and 20th Centuries. Topics may include the hostile relationship between nature and Culture, the image of the animal other, the human as animal, the personification of Nature and/or the animal, the perilous position of human in nature, and the impact of Eco-criticism. Cannot receive credit for both ENGL 337 and ENGL 348. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week plus enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
ENGL 493-001 INDEPENDENT STUDY Tutorial course in any area of English. Open to junior and senior English majors with superior English grades. Permission of the department chair prior to registration. One conference weekly. May be taken twice. Not for graduate credit. Previously listed as ENGL 400. Three hours per week with enhancement.
ENGL 508-151 METHODS & THEORY LIT RESEARCH Introduces students to the methods and theories that are foundational to the study of literature at the graduate level and the application of those theories to literature, beginning with New Criticism, Feminism, Psychoanalysis, and Multiculturalism. Students will examine key literary, critical, and theoretical terms/concepts as well as learn to analyze secondary sources in the process of producing their own critically informed work. Three hours per week.
ENGL 381-001 AMERICAN LIT II: 1860-PRESENT Study of major American literature, from 1860 to the present. Authors to be studied may include, but are not limited to, Crane, London, Chopin, T.S. Eliot, Gilman, Faulkner, O'Neill, Hurston, Hughes, Welty, Ellison, Baldwin, Barthelme, and Morrison. May not receive credit for both ENGL 332 and ENGL 381. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
ENGL 488-001 CONTEMP TRENDS IN AMER LIT Contemporary trends in U.S. literature from 1970 to the present. Writers may include McCarthy, DeLillo, Shepard, Tyler, Vonnegut, C. Johnson, Albee, Kincaid, Morrison, Walker, Silko. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
HONR 311-041 INTERDISCIPLINARY SEMINAR Addresses topics that transcend individual disciplinary boundaries. Taught by professors from a wide variety of disciplines to appeal to Honors students of all majors. May be taken up to three times under different topics. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing, permission of Honors director. Three hours per week with enhancement.
Wood, A. (2009). 'In your heart was murder then': The negative ethics of violence in Dreiser's An American Tragedy. Presented at the American Literature Conference. Presented at American Literature Conference, Boston, MA.