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ENGLISH 365G: Problems in American Literary History

Survey of American literature exploring the relationship between ¿problem texts¿--works that raise significant formal difficulties--and major problems in US history. Attention to social and cultural contexts, and to critical and theoretical debates.

ENGLISH 366: Practicing Theories

An exploration of the some of the main currents in post-WWII and contemporary literary theory from the new criticism to deconstruction, new historicism, etc., arriving at contemporary debates about surface reading, digital humanities, affect, and the new materialisms.
Last offered: Spring 2018

ENGLISH 371: Drama and Aesthetics, Shakepeare to Schiller

Major examples of Shakespearean, Neo-classical, bourgeois, Idealist, and Romantic drama from 1600 to 1800 studied in tandem with the aesthetic and dramatic theories that underwrite them. Dramatists include Shakespeare, Addison, Lillo, Home, Schiller, and Joanna Baillie. Theorists include Dryden, Addison, Lessing, Diderot, Hume, Adam Smith, Schiller, and Baillie.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3-5
Instructors: Hoxby, B. (PI)

ENGLISH 373: Shakespearean Tragedy and Its Critics

A close study of Shakespeare's major tragedies and exemplary criticism from the Restoration to the present.
Last offered: Autumn 2017

ENGLISH 381B: Theories of Race and Ethnicity

This interdisciplinary and reading-intensive course has been designed to familiarize you with the key scholars, as well as the most recent developments, in theorizations of race and ethnicity in literary and cultural studies, performance studies, visual studies, and philosophy. As we work our way through this diverse set of readings, particular attention will be paid to how the various approaches illuminate key issues under current debate: subjectivity, identity, biological difference, racial representation, affect, and political activism.
Terms: Aut | Units: 5
Instructors: Moya, P. (PI)

ENGLISH 385A: Ulysses

Through intensive close reading of Joyce's novel along with selected theoretical texts, we will examine the formal structures and cultural and political implications of Ulysses. Topics will include modernist aesthetics and narrative innovation, depictions of consciousness, gender and sexuality, vernacular modernism, and the sensorium of modernity.
Last offered: Spring 2018

ENGLISH 389: What was (is?) Modernism?

An introduction to modernism, focusing on the novel. Modernist studies has been eager to explore various axes of expansion, geographic (beyond Europe), temporal (beyond the early twentieth century), and cultural (across the divide between "high" and "low" realms of culture). The class will focus both on familiar modernist such as James, Joyce, Woolf, and Faulkner; we'll also look at case studies of potential forms of expansion (temporal: James Baldwin; geographic: Mulk Raj Anand; and others); secondary sources will focus on recent developments that stretch the boundaries of the field of modernist studies.
Terms: Spr | Units: 5

ENGLISH 390: Graduate Fiction Workshop

For Stegner fellows in the writing program. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 3 | Repeatable for credit

ENGLISH 392: Graduate Poetry Workshop

For Stegner fellows in the writing program. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 3 | Repeatable for credit

ENGLISH 394: Independent Study

Preparation for first-year Ph.D. qualifying examination and third year Ph.D. oral exam.
Terms: Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1-10 | Repeatable for credit
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