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Graduate Program
Graduate Courses
Graduate Program of Literatures in English offers intensive courses in all periods of English and American literature, in literary theory, drama and performance studies, film, media, and cultural studies, feminism and gender studies, and African-American, world Anglophone, post-colonial and Asian-American literatures.
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Projected Courses for Academic Year 2014-2015
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Projected Fall 2014 Course Schedule
Projected Spring 2015 Course Schedule
Fall 2014
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350:500:01 - Writing Seminar: How to Publish Essays
350:500:02 - Practicum in Writing Pedagogy
350:540 - Shakespeare: Critical Contexts
350:541 - Milton in the Long Restoration
350:572 - Pre-Histories of the Victorian Novel
350:588 - The Long Poem in Literature of the African Diaspora
350:595 - Caribbean Aesthetics
350:629 - Eighteenth-Century Fictions of the Human
350:632 - Romanticism, History, Immediacy
350:645 - Literary New York: Poe, Whitman, Melville
350:653 - The Contemporary Novel and the World
350:656 - Feeling Global: Dramatic Postmodernism and Performance
Fall 2014 Graduate Course Schedule
Spring 2014
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350:509 - Backgrounds of Contemporary Theory
350:530 - Chaucer
350:550 - Taste, Value, and Judgment, 1660-1800
350:553 - The English Literatures of America, 1500-1800
350:566 - Aesthetics and Social Critique: Victorian to Modern
350:594 - Queer American Poetics
350:616 - Spenser and Renaissance Culture
350:642 - Emerson and Douglass: Individualism, Literature, and the Possible
350:660 - The Spaces of (Post) Colonial African Literature
Dissertation Writing Seminar
Spring 2014 Graduate Course Schedule
Fall 2013
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350:500 - Writing Seminar: How to Publish Essays
350:540 - Shakespeare and the Philosophy of Friendship
350:562 - Writings of the British Romantic Period
350:576 - American Literature and Visual Culture, 1855-1935
350:594 - American Poetry in the Anthropocene
350:612 - Seminar: Medieval Autobiography and Life Stories
350:617 - Seminar: Early Modern Theatricality
350:641 - Seminar: Nineteenth-Century Fiction and Film Adaptation: Nation, the Transnational, and World Cinema
350:649 - Seminar: Henry James, Edith Wharton, and the Ends of Realism
350:655 - Seminar: African American Literature and the Left
Spring 2013
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350:500 - How to Publish Essays
350:503 - The Novel and Totality
350:509 - Drama and Visual Culture
350:532 - Sexuality and the Sacred, 1050-1450
350:551 - The Origins of the Modern System: Sex and Class
350:571 - Victorian Poetry: Modern Feeling/Modern Form
350:596 - Author, Reader, Field: Literary Sociologies of Modernism and the 20th Century
350:607 - Book History and the Early Modern Text
350:646 - Mark Twain and William Dean Howells
350:653 - Archipelagic American Studies
Spring 2013 Graduate Course Schedule
Fall 2012
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350:533 - Medieval Drama and Performance
350:539 - Shakespearean Intertextuality
350:547 - Some Versions of Formalism
350:562 - Romanticism, History and the Everyday
350:573 - Nineteenth-Century Poetic Genres: A Transatlantic Approach
350:608 Seminar: Decolonization and Culture: Key Issues in Postcolonial Theory
350:621 Seminar: Milton and Drama
350:641 Seminar: Victorian Inclusiveness and the Organic Ideal
350:645 Seminar: The Natural History of American Literature
350:649 Seminar: Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man
350:654 Seminar: Stein, Woolf, and Feminist Theory
Dissertation Writing Seminar
Fall 2012 Graduate Course Schedule
Spring 2012
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350:500 - Writing Seminar: Publishing Essays
350:513 - Literature and New Media
350:540 - Shakespeare's English Histories
350:567 - Victorian Theater and Theatricality
350:616 Seminar: Spenser and Renaissance Culture
350:629 Seminar: Eighteenth-Century Fictions of the Human
350:633 Seminar: The Political Possibilities of Romanticism
350:642 Seminar: Instrumentalizing the Literary: The American Religious Novel and the Culture of Fear
350:655 Seminar: Black Power, Black Aesthetics
350:664 Seminar: The Contemporary Novel in an Age of World Literature
Spring 2012 Graduate Course Schedule
Fall 2011
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350:527 Race and Psychoanalysis: The Flesh Beneath the Skin
350:535 Theorizing Gender Before 1500
350:550 Travel Narratives: Exploring Terra Incognita, 1600-1800
350:572 Beyond Waterloo: Pre-Histories of the Victorian Novel
350:581 Post-Bellum/Pre-Harlem
350:591 The Poetics of Influence
350:594 Modernist Literary Animals
350:595 The Spaces of (Post) Colonial African Literature
350:620 Seminar: The Early Modern Political Imagination
350:656 Seminar: Postmodern Drama and Performance
Fall 2011 Graduate Course Schedule
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