Fall 2021 Courses
ENGL 5310 American Modernist Literature
This course will cover American Modernist literature from the 1920s and 1930s by adopting a New Historicist perspective that examines how the literature shaped and was shaped by the period. Our course will explore three main locales significant to the development of this literary production: Small town America, expat Paris, and Harlem. We will examine multiple genres including drama, novels, and short story collections, as well as multiple authors such as Zelda Fitzgerald, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, Gertrud Stein, Djuna Barnes, Nella Larson, Jessie Redmon Fauset, Annie Nathan Meyer, and Thornton Wilder, among others.


ENGL 3350 Nineteenth-Century Children's Literature
This course will cover a variety of children’s literature from the Western World written during the nineteenth-century as a means of exploring how literature written for children introduces its audience to serious issues of colonization, social class, sex education, and mental health, among others. The locales covered include: British India (Kipling), Denmark (Anderson), England (Carroll) and the United States (Alcott).
ENGL 3357 Medicine & Literature
This course offers an in-depth study of one major theme in literary history. This semester, we will explore the intersections of medicine and literature with an emphasis on themes in mental health including the social construction of disability and “madness,” the role of narrative in practitioner-patient relations, and cure versus healing versus coping. Students will read texts from a wide variety of genres and periods including poetry by Emily Dickinson and Sylvia Plath; short stories by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edgar Allan Poe, and Zelda Fitzgerald; a novel by Jean Rhys; and essays by Audre Lorde and Jenny Lawson.

Previous Courses
Graduate Courses:
• ENGL 5388: Critical Theory: Cultural Studies
• ENGL 5374: Methods of Bibliographic & Research Analysis
• ENGL 5340: Medical Fiction
• ENGL 5310: Nature and the Environment in Nineteenth-Century American Literature
• ENGL 5305: Feminist Theory

Undergraduate Courses:
• ENGL 3359: Disability in American Literature
• ENGL 3358: Nature and the Environment in Nineteenth-Century American Literature
• ENGL 3356: Emily Dickinson
• ENGL 3330: Advanced Composition
• ENGL 3306: Disability in Adolescent Literature
• ENGL 3305: Critical Analysis of Literature
• ENGL 3304: Utopia in the Western World