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Course Listing for ENGLISH - Fall 2024 (ALL: 09/03/2024 - 12/18/2024)
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Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
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3313 ENGL-850-01 Earthly Delights 1.00 SEM Staples, James W: 6:30PM-9:00PM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 3 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
    Cross-listing: ENGL-350-01
  The Middle Ages is often regarded as a period that was skeptical of worldly pleasure, repressing it at all costs. This course challenges this preconception by considering how pleasure was written about and theorized by medieval people, not just projecting pleasure onto an eternal life to come but sought in everyday experiences on earth, here and now. We will read works by Chaucer and other great literary works alongside travel narratives, accounts of the Golden Age and the Earthly Paradise. Each of these narratives insist on the reality of pleasure, whether discovered far in the east or in one's most secret fantasies. We will collectively consider a historical genealogy of pleasures, and how modern theories of pleasure-including queer theory-fit into these medieval discourses.
3281 ENGL-878-01 Plants in Literature and Film 1.00 SEM Bergren, Katherine MW: 2:55PM-4:10PM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 3 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
    Cross-listing: ENGL-378-01
  This course engages with the plant world through novels, poetry, philosophy, comics, and film. We will track major trends in the human understanding of plants, beginning in the late eighteenth century-when poets were eager to consider the line between the plant and animal kingdoms-and ending in the twentieth century-when popular culture was more likely to categorize plants as monstrous and 'other.' In rethinking the being and meaning of plants we will necessarily revisit the idea of 'the human' and 'the animal,' employing these categories while attending to borderline cases where their utility falters. Readings will focus on Romantic-era texts by Erasmus Darwin, William Cowper, Charlotte Smith, Wordsworth, Shelley, and Austen, before turning to horror films like "Little Shop of Horrors," "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," "The Thing From Another World," "The Happening" and "The Ruins." English 448 and English 848 are the same course. For English majors, this course satisfies the requirement of a course emphasizing literature written between 1700-1900. This course is research-intensive.
3287 ENGL-882-01 Shakespeare's Other Race Plays 1.00 SEM Brown, David T: 6:30PM-9:00PM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 3 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
    Cross-listing: THDN-382-01, ENGL-382-01
  What are Shakespeare's other "race plays"? Why have there only been five go-to Shakespeare plays for discussions about race for so long? Using early modern critical race studies and Black feminism as guides, this course looks beyond the five "race plays"-Titus Andronicus, Othello, Merchant of Venice, Antony and Cleopatra, and The Tempest. Shakespeare plays such as Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, and Hamlet, texts lacking central Black, African, or Jewish figures, also permit generative discussions about race-in particular, whiteness. In this course, we will examine some of Shakespeare's other race plays in search of new racial knowledge while we discuss such topics as gender, sexuality, social class, family and more.
1432 ENGL-940-01 Independent Study 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  A limited number of tutorials are available for students wishing to pursue special topics not offered in the regular graduate program. Applications should be submitted to the department chairperson prior to registration. Written approval of the graduate adviser and department chairperson is required. Contact the Office of Graduate Studies for the special approval form.
1434 ENGL-953-01 Research Project 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  The graduate director, the supervisor of the project, and the department chairperson must approve special research project topics. Conference hours are available by appointment. Contact the Office of Graduate Studies for the special approval form. One course credit.
1545 ENGL-954-01 Thesis Part I 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
1662 ENGL-955-01 Thesis Part II 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Continuation of English 954 (described in prior section).
1433 ENGL-956-01 Thesis 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person