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ENGL 324-001

ENGL 324-001

NEW COURSE: “What is Happening in the English Language Today?”

We will study grammatical changes ongoing in English as it is spoken and written in the twenty-first century. Apart from very obvious changes, such as the use of be like or be all by younger speakers as a ‘quotative’ (And he was like, “I’m out of here”), there are many less obvious changes.

ENGL 361-001

ENGL 361-001

NEW COURSE: “Old, Weird, America”

This course, on pre-imperial US literature, gravitates around ‘weird’ nineteenth-century writing that is fascinated by deformed or disfigured bodies, unlikely or extraordinary events, and what is contaminated or impossible.