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ENGL 370-001

ENGL 370

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.

ENGL 248

ENGL 248

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.

ENGL 393

ENGL 393

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.

ENGL 327

ENGL 327

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.

ENGL 364

ENGL 364

“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.