Department of English

Summer 2012 Course Schedule

 

Undergraduate Courses

 

ENGL 246A.01: Literature for Children and Young Adults††††††††††††††††††††† G. Radley

CRN 2392†††† MTWRF††††††† 10:45 Ė 12:55 PM

Focuses on one or more forms of popular literature, including science fiction, crime fiction, vampire lit, and fantasy. It engages students with the cultural origins of such literature, the specific forms it has taken, and the work those forms do in the world.

 

ENGL 247A.01: International Vampire Literature ††††††††††† J. Khader

CRN 2621†††† MTWRF††††††† 10:45-12:55 PM

 

Vampires have become one of the most beloved, and most feared, monsters, in the world today. From Dracula to the Twilight phenomenon, people of all ages continue to be seduced by the spell of the hypnotizing powers of the living dead. Although the vampire as a literary figure remains predominantly a Western trope, the Undead are an important part of the folklore and literary traditions of many cultures around the world. This course examines international vampire literature, in English and in translation, from different cultures (British, American, Russian, Swedish, Japanese, and South Asian). We will explore the folkloristic origins of the vampire mythology, its development into a literary icon, and its popularity in pop cultural productions around the world. Texts may include: Bram Stokerís Dracula; Le Fanu, Carmilla ; Anne Riceís Interview with the Vampire; Jewel Gomezís The Gilda Stories; John Ajvide Lindqvist, Let the right one in; Sergei Lukyanenko, Night Watch; Hideyuki Kikuchi, Vampire Hunter D; Richard Burtonís King Vikram and the Vampire. Requirements: Participation and quizzes (25%); 2 short analytical papers (50%); final exam (25%).

 

ENGL 450.01:Southern Literature††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† J. Pearson

CRN 2622†††† MTWRF††† 1:30-3:45 PM

 

From early colonial descriptions of the South to contemporary southern fiction, literature by and about the land and the people south of the Mason-Dixon line has helped shape the identity and culture of the U.S.We will read works by a wide range of writers, including Harriet Jacobs, Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), Kate Chopin, Zora Neale Hurston, Jean Toomer, Tennessee Williams, Flannery OíConnor, Bobby Ann Mason, and Stetsonís own Mark Powell.Requirements include engaged participation, one short essay, one seminar paper, and a presentation.

 

 

 

Creative Writing Courses for Undergraduates

Summer 2012

 

ENCW 312A.01: Fiction Workshop†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† M. Powell†††

CRN 2390†††† MTWRF††††††† 4:15-6:25 PM †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

This course introduces and helps students develop their skills in such fiction techniques as characterization, plot, setting, point of view, and style. You are required to read all assigned material, complete all writing exercises, offer written critiques of peer work, participate in discussions, and workshop two stories.

 

ENCW 412.01: Advanced Fiction Workshop

CRN 2391†††† MTWRF††††††† 4:15-6:25 PM ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† M. Powell

 

This course introduces and helps students develop their skills in such fiction techniques as characterization, plot, setting, point of view, and style. You are required to read all assigned material, complete all writing exercises, offer written critiques of peer work, participate in discussions, and workshop two stories.

 

 

Graduate Courses

 

 

ENGL 550.01:Southern Literature††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† J. Pearson

CRN 2623†††† MTWRF††† 1:30-3:45 PM

 

From early colonial descriptions of the South to contemporary southern fiction, literature by and about the land and the people south of the Mason-Dixon line has helped shape the identity and culture of the U.S.We will read works by a wide range of writers, including Harriet Jacobs, Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), Kate Chopin, Zora Neale Hurston, Jean Toomer, Tennessee Williams, Flannery OíConnor, Bobby Ann Mason, and Stetsonís own Mark Powell.Requirements include engaged participation, one short essay, one seminar paper, and a major presentation.

 

ENCW 512.01: Fiction Workshop †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† M. Powell

CRN ? †††††††††† MTWRF††††††† 4:15-6:25 PM

 

This course introduces and helps students develop their skills in such fiction techniques as characterization, plot, setting, point of view, and style. You are required to read all assigned material, complete all writing exercises, offer written critiques of peer work, participate in discussions, and workshop two stories.