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.
ENGL 348-002 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 482-001 AMERICAN REAL & NATURALISM Investigates the rise of Realism and Naturalism (1865-1925) in American literature and the relationship between the development of these forms and the historical and cultural atmospheres from which they emerged. Authors to be studied may include Henry James, William Dean Howells, Frank Norris, Stephen Crane, Charles Chesnutt, Edith Wharton and Theodore Dreiser. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 103. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
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.