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NEW COURSE: “Writing the Cold War in Asia”
This course will explore literary and cultural networks related to societies in the Global South, focusing on how writers from regions such as Korea, Vietnam, and Cambodia have sought to remember the history of the Cold War in Asia and its afterlife.
NEW COURSE: “Women Who Refuse to Keep Quiet: Fiction by African Women”
Our readings, drawn from a range of countries, are entertaining, disturbing & disruptive, challenging the status quo, and engaging with both the socio-political impact of colonization and challenges facing post-colonial African societies.
NEW COURSE: “Whodunits and ‘Cozy’ Murders: the British Tradition”
This course introduces students to representative texts in the British tradition of detective fiction that flourished in the genre’s formative era from the mid-Victorian period to the “golden age” of crime fiction in the 1920s and 30s.
NEW COURSE: “Natural History in the Anthropocene”
What exactly does “natural history” mean? We shall explore the history of the genre in the 17th and 18th centuries to get a sense of natural history’s goals, its adjacent fields of inquiry (antiquarianism, collections of wonder, experimental science, and encyclopedism), and its practitioners.
Zachary Lesser (Editor), Daniel Allington, David A. Brewer, Stephen Colclough, Siân Echard WILEY Blackwell 2019 Presented as a comprehensive, up-to-date narrative, The Book in Britain: A Historical Introduction explores the impact of books, manuscripts, and other kinds of material texts on the cultures and societies of the British Isles. The text clearly explains the technicalities […]
“Youth and Consequences”
In this course, we will focus on a variety of fictional works that have a core Bildungsroman (coming-of-age) element.
“Indigenous Speculative Fiction” In this course, we will read and watch a diversity of short- and long-form speculative fiction from within the contexts of critical Indigenous studies.
NEW COURSE: “Cognitive Poetics”
The concepts investigated in this course will show students how to connect the study of language and literature to an understanding of how the human mind processes and creates meaning.
“Ghosts are Real (So are Vampires): 19th-Century Gothic Terror and Horror”
As we journey through this course, we will look at issues of gender and sexuality; class, race, and culture; realism and the supernatural all in a century known for developments in science and technology…yet with monsters lurking in closets and under beds.