English

Literature & Film (ENGL 3053.03)

Instructor: Claudia Nogueira
Time: Mondays and Wednesdays — 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM

In this course, students will explores the relationship between literature and film, considering such topics as literature as a source for film, differences between sources and film, cinematic and literary languages, adaptation from literature to film, and the screenplay as a literary form.

King Arthur (ENGL 3703.01)

Instructor: Lars Engle
Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays — 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM

The study of special bodies of literature in English (ethnic, cultural); the relation of literature to other disciplines (philosophy, music); and English language areas (rhetoric, semantics) and of the relation of language to other disciplines (politics, anthropology).

American Political Thought (ENGL 3703.02)

Instructor: Michael Mosher
Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays — 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM

The study of special bodies of literature in English (ethnic, cultural); the relation of literature to other disciplines (philosophy, music); and English language areas (rhetoric, semantics) and of the relation of language to other disciplines (politics, anthropology).

Political & Contemporary Fiction (ENGL 3803.01)

Instructor: Rob McAlear
Time: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays — 1:00 PM – 1:50 PM

In this course we will explore the varied ways in which American authors have used the novel to make political arguments. Our readings will be largely from the post- WWII period, and will cover varied topics including civil rights, American Indian sovereignty, factory farming, postmodernism, and the Vietnam and Second World Wars. Authors covered will likely include: Richard Wright, Norman Mailer, Thomas Pynchon, E. L. Doctorow, Ruth Ozeki, Louise Erdrich, Kurt Vonnegut, and Toni Morrison. Through lectures and discussions on the narrative form and political content of these novels, we will examine how these authors have crafted texts that attempt to intervene in American history in order to argue for social change and political reflection.