Spring 2014 Undergraduate English and Film Courses (ALWAYS CHECK BANNER FOR UP-TO-DATE SCHEDULE)
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30403ENGL10001Ronald W Hoag Appreciating LiteratureTR09:30 am-10:45 am"Appreciating Literature" introduces students to the characteristics of drama (a play and a movie), poetry (many short poems), and fiction (10 short stories) and teaches them how to intrerpret and enjoy these works using the skill set called "close reading." Learning the aims and techniques of the writer's craft equips us to get more out of what we read and what we watch on stage, movie screen, and TV. The benefits of this course will enrich your future life. The course combines lectures and class discussion. There is one reasonably priced book: LITERATURE: READING AND WRITING THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE, SHORTER 9TH EDITION (Bedford/St.Martin's, $29.95 used)
30656ENGL10002Jennifer Lynn Sisk Appreciating LiteratureMWF11:00 am-11:50 am
30657ENGL10003Kristy Lynn Ulibarri Appreciating LiteratureMW02:00 pm-03:15 pmThis course will focus on the relationship between novels and their film adaptations. We will consider how books translate into the visual medium, why some books work better than others, and if books and film should go together at all. Students will be expected to write papers on the books and take exams that showcase what they have learned in the course. Gone with the Wind
All the Pretty Horses
Children of Men
Cloud Atlas
30658ENGL10004Sean Michael Morris Appreciating LiteratureTR11:00 am-12:15 pm
30659ENGL1000601Helena M Feder Appreciating Literature (DE)onlineWhat does it mean to “appreciate literature”? And what counts as “literature”? Love poetry? Comic fiction? Horror fiction? Science Fiction? Fairy tales? What is the difference between art and entertainment? This introductory course will explore these and other questions as we read poems, short fiction, a novel, and a play over the course of the semester.

This ONLINE course will feature two podcasts per week (except during class holidays, breaks, exam days, etc.) that correspond to the reading assignment dates. They are all already online, but I recommend you listen to them one at a time on Monday and Wednesdays. These are podcasts of a face-to-face section of the course; you will hear a mini-lectures and student presentations, as if you are in a face to face course on campus.
Glengarry Glen Ross, by David Mamet. Grove Press
Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry vol.1
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Philip K. Dick (Del Ray, paperback)
Other material scanned to Blackboard
34905ENGL20001Anne Mallory Interpreting Literature (WI)MW02:00 pm-03:15 pm
34907ENGL20002Sandra K Tawake Interpreting Literature (WI)TR02:00 pm-03:15 pmWriting-intensive course that focuses on literary elements and their effects on analysis and interpretation of works in three genres: fiction. poetry, drama. Films of "Othello," "A Doll House" and a audio tape of "Trifles" will be included.Literature: Approaches to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama by Robert DiYanni, second edition required text.
34933ENGL20003Anne Mallory Interpreting Literature (WI)MWF10:00 am-10:50 am
34935ENGL20004Sandra K Tawake Interpreting Literature (WI)TR09:30 am-10:45 amWriting-intensive course that focuses on literary elements and their effects on analysis and interpretation of works in three genres: fiction. poetry, drama. Films of "Othello," "A Doll House" and a audio tape of "Trifles" will be included.Literature: Approaches to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama by Robert DiYanni, second edition required text.
34937ENGL20005Sandra K Tawake Interpreting Literature (WI)TR11:00 am-12:15 pmWriting-intensive course that focuses on literary elements and their effects on analysis and interpretation of works in three genres: fiction. poetry, drama. Films of "Othello," "A Doll House" and a audio tape of "Trifles" will be included.Literature: Approaches to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama by Robert DiYanni, second edition required text.
34781ENGL2000601Julie Fay Interpreting Literature (WI)DEonline
34938ENGL2000602Reginald Wade Watson Interpreting Literature (WI)DEonline
34939ENGL20501Lida Cope English for Global CommunicationTR09:30 am-10:45 amThis course will begin with a definition of what constitutes a global language and examine the growing significance of the English language within the geographical, historical, political, social, and cultural contexts. We'll consider a variety of topics including English as a national, colonial, and global language; Englishes in the world; English in relationship/contact with other languages; and variation and change in English. The course will be taught in the Global Classroom. Interacting with our partners -- students from Moscow State University; Covenant University in Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria; and Krosno University in Poland -- will give you an invaluable international perspective on the topics we'll cover. It will be fun!Textbook:
Seargeant, P., & Swann, J. (2011). Englishes in the World: History, Diversity, Change. Routledge, 2011.
Supplemental Readings
Documentaries from the Films on Demand database (Joyner Library)
34942ENGL21001Corinee Wooten Guy Major British Writers (WI)MWF11:00 am-11:50 am
34943ENGL22001Thomas E Douglass Major American Writers (WI)TR09:30 am-10:45 am
34945ENGL22002TBAMajor American Writers (WI)MWF09:00 am-09:50 am
34946ENGL2230601Margaret D Bauer Southern Literature (DE)onlineSurvey of southern literature, including writers from the antebellum, Southern Renascence, and contemporary periods. (This semester it is being taught online.) Students will participate in online discussions inspired by the primary and secondary readings. Each unit will conclude with an exam.Charles Chesnutt, Kate Chopin, William Faulkner, Flannery O'Connor, Ernest Gaines
34947ENGL2400601Richard C Taylor World Lit in Engl (WI)(DE)onlineThis Distance Education course fulfills Humanities (HU), Writing Intensive (WI), and Global Diversity requirements. We will study exciting and often controversial works of literature in English from authors of widely varying ethnic and national backgrounds to reveal some of the great range of themes, techniques, contexts, and ideologies embedded in writing outside the “Western tradition.” Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah
Elif Shafak, The Forty Rules of Love
Rajaa Alsanea, Girls of Riyadh
Mohsin Hamid, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia
NoViolet Bulawayo, We Need New Names
Kei Miller, Ed. New Caribbean Poetry: An Anthology
34949ENGL24201James W Kirkland The Short StoryTR12:30 pm-01:45 pm
34950ENGL24202Brian David Glover The Short StoryTR11:00 am-12:15 pmIn this course, you will study some of the most famous and canonical short stories in English. You will also, as part of a group project, read and study many new stories currently being published in recent periodicals.Stories by Baldwin, Bambara, Cheever, Melville, O'Connor, Welty and many more. New stories may come from _The New Yorker_, _The Southern Review_, _African-American Review_, _AGNI_, _Granta_, and _The Oxford American_.
34951ENGL27001Solveig Jana Bosse Introduction to Language StudiesTR09:30 am-10:45 amWe investigate the basic building blocks of language (sounds, words, sentence, meaning) and how language relates to society (including dialects) and culture (including word games, taboo words). We also look at how human language differs from the communication systems used by animals.Language Files 11
34952ENGL27101Solveig Jana Bosse English GrammarTR11:00 am-12:15 pmWe look at what makes a sentence an acceptable/grammatical sentence of English. In our discussion, we look at word categories, different types and usages of sentences as well as differences between spoken and written language.
34953ENGL28151Amber F Thomas Introduction to Creative WritingMW02:00 pm-03:15 pmEnglish 2815 is a dynamic course in which students will develop creative writing skills through active participation in individual creative writing projects, group discussions, and the study of contemporary literature. Students will deepen their understanding of the elements of craft, and hence, broaden the resources available to them in creative writing. Students will use strategies that real writers use to produce works of fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and drama. This course will assist students in uncovering their unique creative perspectives and what they want to say through their writing. The environment in this class is one of support and encouragement, welcoming self-expression and development.Creative Writing: Four Genres in Brief by David Starkey, 2nd Edition (only)
34955ENGL28152John Hoppenthaler Introduction to Creative WritingM06:30 pm-09:30 pmIntroduction to the major genres of creative writing. We will write poems, a scene or one act play, a creative nonfiction essay, and a piece of short fiction and examine various texts by well-known writers that will serve as models for our own work. The Portable MFA in Creative Writing
various materials available online
34956ENGL28153Marc Petersen Introduction to Creative WritingTR02:00 pm-03:15 pmIn this course, students will write in a range of different creative genres, including fiction, poetry, and non-fiction. We'll also experiment with writing for comics, composing scripts (for film, TV, the stage, or audio formats), and using research as a launch pad for creative writing. Janet Burroway's _Imaginative Writing: The Elements of Craft_ will be our common text, but we'll also read and view a variety of short works.
34957ENGL28301Joyce I Middleton Writing and Style (WI)MWF02:00 pm-02:50 pm
34959ENGL30001Nicole Nolan Sidhu History of British Literature to 1700TR12:30 pm-01:45 pmYou will read and think about literature written in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern period. My goals for you in this course are twofold. First, I want you to gain a working knowledge of the history of English literature from the fourteenth to the seventeenth centuries. Second, I want to use our study of the medieval and early modern periods to help you think critically about culture and literature, both in the past and in the world of today. As we shall see over the course of the semester, learning about the past is very useful in making sense of the present. Reading, discussion, and writing are all integral parts of the course. The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Volumes A-C (Eighth Edition)
Shakespeare, The Tempest.
34960ENGL30101Anne Mallory History of British Literature, 1700-1900MWF11:00 am-11:50 am
34961ENGL30201Edgar Thomson Shields History of American Literature to 1900TR02:00 pm-03:15 pmA course specifically for English majors and minors examining the periods of American literature from the first European/Native American contacts to 1900. Emphasis on how the historical context of a time influences writing and interpretation of texts. A variety of texts will be examined, from traditional literary genres such as poetry and fiction to various forms of nonfiction, such as explorers' reports, political essays, etc. Basic research skills for historically-based literary and cultural study will also be taught.All texts will be available through Blackboard or other online sources rather than requiring students to purchase an anthology.
34962ENGL30301Dana K Harrington Intro to Rhetorical Sts (WI)TR11:00 am-12:15 pm
34963ENGL32501Jessica Dawn Bardill Native American Lit (WI)MWF02:00 pm-02:50 pmThis course will explore 20th and 21st century texts crafted by Native Americans, including fiction, poetry, short stories, and film. We will also examine historical, political, and cultural contexts. This course will be organized around how American Indian identities and their possibilities are controlled by structures (including law and policy), by outsiders, and by American Indians themselves. These identities are individual and communal, tribal and pan-tribal, within borders and crossed by borders, and authorized through the unique aspects of tribal sovereignty. We will also discuss gender and sexuality, language and orality, and stereotyping and prejudice, with an emphasis on themes of historical trauma and healing.The texts at the heart of the course will include The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie (Coeur d’Alene & Spokane), The Round House by Louise Erdrich (Turtle Mountain Chippewa/Anishinaabe), Green Grass, Running Water by Thomas King (Cherokee), as well as the films The Return of Navajo Boy (Dine), Tambien La Lluvia (Bolivian), and Club Native (Kahnawake Mohawk).
34964ENGL32601Seodial Deena African American Lit (WI)TR12:30 pm-01:45 pmThis course focuses on African American literature as represented by significant works from different historical periods, emphasizing the twentieth century. It traces, in a brief manner, the development of African American literature from slavery to present, and it includes works by male and female writers. We will try to get an awareness of the literary, cultural, social, political, and economic conditions of African Americans. It also seeks to explore the study of literature with films, which will provide insights into implications of converting literature, particularly African American literature, into movies.Douglass, Frederick. Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave. 1845.
London: Harvard UP, 1960.
Gaines, Ernest J. A Lesson Before Dying. New York: Vintage Books, 1993.
Hurston, Zora Neale. Their Eyes Were Watching God. New York: Harper, 1937.
Morrison, Toni. Sula. 1973. New York: Plume, 1982.
Walker, Alice. The Color Purple. New York: Pocket Books, 1982.
Wright, Richard. Native Son. 1940. New York: Harper, 1993.
34965ENGL32602Gera S. MilesAfrican American Lit (WI)TR11:00 am-12:15 pm
34966ENGL33001Nicole Nolan Sidhu Women and Literature (WI)TR09:30 am-10:45 amDescription: The class aims to introduce you to some of the major issues and concerns of women’s writing in English through the study of selected works. The authors we study come from both the distant past and the recent present. They are diverse in race, ethnicity, and nationality. Amongst the questions we will address as we read and think about these texts are: How does literature by women speak to issues that affect women? How does it engage with the misogynist elements of Western culture? Is there a tradition of women’s writing? What does it mean to write as a woman? How do other issues -- such as family, race, and class --intersect with women’s issues in the texts we study? Blamires (ed.), Woman Defamed and Woman Defended (Oxford)
Marie de France, Lais (Penguin)
Dubin (trans.), The Fabliaux (Liveright)
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice (Norton)
Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre (Norton)
Toni Morrison, Sula (Vintage)
Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale (Random House)
Eve Ensler, The Vagina Monologues (Villard)
34967ENGL33002Marame Gueye Women and Literature (WI)MWF11:00 am-11:50 amThis course is designated writing intensive (WI) and will focus on literature by and about women from several parts of the world, excluding the US and Europe. Although we will study women’s movements globally, the course primarily explores how women from multicultural communities write about their experiences in their respective socio-cultural locations, as well as in relation to the rest of the world. Readings include work by Fadia Faquir, Nawal El Sadaawi, Nelida Pinon, and much more.
34968ENGL34101Helena M Feder Introduction to Poetry (WI)MW03:30 pm-04:45 pmWhat is poetry?

imaginary gardens with real toads in them ~ Marianne Moore
the wild freedom of the dance, extasy/ silent solitary illumination, entasy/ real danger. gambles and the edge of death. ~ Gary Snyder

This semester we will try to answer the following questions: What is poetry? What can it do? And why is it integral to the human condition? We will examine various works of modern and contemporary poetry as well as a volume by a single author. While we will examine aspects of poetic form, we will also be diving into the varied subjects of poetry where, I can assure you, nothing is off the table (how’s that for a mixed metaphor?). There will also be a space in the class for creative, as well as critical, writing.

Modern and Contemporary Poetry, Norton, 2 vols
Sean O’Brien The Ghost Train
34969ENGL34601Edgar Thomson Shields Lit and Myth: Classical Myth/American LitTR11:00 am-12:15 pmA sampling of Greek and Roman myths and legends that have influenced American literature and popular culture. Both the Classical sources and works of American literature will be examined. Examples include Amazons and woman warriors from Columbus to Charlottte Perkins Gilman's Herland (1915); the relationship between Homer's Odyssey and the Coen brother's O Brother Where Art Thou (2000); the use of classical allusion by American poets from the eighteen-century to the twentieth-centuries; etc.Homer, Odyssey
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Herland
Phillis Wheatley, Selected Poems
A yet to be determined handbook on classical myths
34970ENGL34801Donald E Palumbo Science FictionMW02:00 pm-03:15 pmThis course will cover four science fiction films and four science fiction novels. There will be easy quizzes on the four novels and three in-class essay exams. Students will also discuss the novels in small groups of six and present informal reports.Films include Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Back to the Future, and The Terminator. Novels include Flowers for Algernon, The Stars My Destination, and Dune.
34971ENGL35701James W Kirkland American Folklore (WI)TR11:00 am-12:15 pm
34972ENGL35702Andrea Kitta American Folklore (WI)MW02:00 pm-03:15 pm
34973ENGL36301Laureen Tedesco The Bible as LiteratureTR09:30 am-10:45 amThis class surveys the literature of the Bible, emphasizing close readings, genre distinctions, and the connections among the books and between the testaments. We will read several books of the Pentateuch, some of the "history" books, selections from Psalms and Proverbs, selections from the major prophets, one minor prophet, a Gospel, an epistle, and selections from Revelation.The EXV (English Standard Version) Study Bible.
35246ENGL37201Michael J Aceto Writ Sys of the World (w/7680)TR11:00 am-12:15 pm
35281ENGL37401Solveig Jana Bosse Syntax & Semantics (w/6525)TR02:00 pm-03:15 pmIn this course, we take a scientific look at how sentences are built up and how that relates to what the sentence means. We discuss what makes a sentence acceptable or unacceptable, both related to meaning and sentence structure. We take a formal approach throughout the course, capturing our findings in basic diagrams of sentences. Along the way, we discuss the word categories of English, how words relate to each other and to the role they play in a grammatical sentence as well as different sentence types of English (including finite/non-finite sentences and seemingly subjectless sentences).
35249ENGL37501Michael J Aceto Introductory LinguisticsTR12:30 pm-01:45 pm
34974ENGL37601Lida Cope Linguistic Theory for Speech and Hearing CliniciansTR12:30 pm-01:45 pm
34976ENGL3810601Joyce I Middleton Adv Composition (WI)(DE)onlineThis section of advanced composition focuses on writing about film as a rhetorical text. Students will learn how “to read” films beyond their simple entertainment value and to analyze how films work rhetorically for their target audiences; then they will write about them. Students will practice writing in a variety of genres that will help them to develop skills for analyzing film and writing, peer editing, images, and writing about visual rhetoric in film.Screenings: Contagion (2011, Soderbergh), Lions for Lambs (2007, Redford), Traffic (2000, Soderbergh), Minority Report (2002, Spielberg), Inception (2010, Nolan), Thank You for Smoking (2005, Reitman), Temple Grandin (2010, Jackson), 50/50 (Levine, 2011), No (Larrain 2012), Sherlock Holmes (2011, Ritchie), Across the Universe (2007, Taymor), The International (2009, Tykwer), Fruitvale Station (2013, Coogler), and Gangs of New York (2002, Scorsese).
35314ENGL38201Erin Anne Frost Scientific Writing (WI)MW03:30 pm-04:45 pmThis course asks students to consider the situated nature of particular contexts of scientific writing and also to produce scientific writing for various purposes. We will examine theories, methodologies, and ideologies that undergird scientific writing with an eye to perfecting both critique and imitation of scientific styles.
35317ENGL38202TBAScientific Writing (WI)MWF09:00 am-09:50 am
34977ENGL38401Amber F Thomas Introduction to Poetry WritingTR02:00 pm-03:15 pmEnglish 3840 is a dynamic course in which students will develop poetry writing skills through active participation in individual creative writing projects, group discussions, and the study of contemporary poetry. Students will deepen their understanding of poetic craft, and hence, broaden the resources available to them in writing. Students will develop critical expertise of poetic forms by engaging in workshop critique and the study of contemporary poetry. This course will assist students in uncovering and expanding upon their unique creative perspectives. The environment in this class is one of support and encouragement, welcoming self-expression and development.
34979ENGL38502J Luke Whisnant Introduction to Fiction WritingMW02:00 pm-03:15 pm
34978ENGL3850601Liza A Wieland Intro to Fiction Writing (DE)The course is an introduction to the conventions of the short story. We will read stories from the text, and each student will write two stories (1000 word minimum). These stories will be workshopped by the entire class. There will also be occasional exercises from the text. Grading is based not on talent but on effort, enthusiasm and participation.Method and Madness by Alice LaPlante
34980ENGL38601Donald Alexander Albright Intro Nonfiction Writing (WI)MW03:30 pm-04:45 pmDesigned for students serious about writing and who intend to make writing an important part of their lives. Primary focus is on writing creative nonfiction (cnf: aka literary journalism, fourth genre, immersion journalism, new journalism, literary essay) for magazine & newspaper audiences. Students should have an interest in descriptive & narrative writing & a willingness to openly participate in class discussions, workshops, and instruction. Articles/essays may be written in a variety of genres of cnf: reviews, narratives, travel or service articles, memoir, autobiography, biography, personal essay, place & history article, profile, interview, and culture criticism. This is NOT a reporting or feature writing class.
Skills such as generating ideas and angles, drafting, revising, finding suitable markets, copyediting, and ms. preparation will be taught as complements to individual talents and interests. After an introduction to the genre through exercises and readings, students will be introduced to workshop techniques and philosophy. By semester’s end, students should have mastered the basic techniques of CNF.
In Short: A Collection of Brief Creative Nonfiction, edited by Jones & Kitchen
Brevity: A Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction (online)
Junk: A Literary Fix (online)
30505ENGL38801Joseph Carl Horst Writing for Business and IndustryMW02:00 pm-03:15 pm
30506ENGL38802Joseph Carl Horst Writing for Business and IndustryMW03:30 pm-04:45 pm
30507ENGL38803Joseph Carl Horst Writing for Business and IndustryMWF01:00 pm-01:50 pm
30508ENGL38804Matthew Byron Cox Writing for Business and IndustryMWF11:00 am-11:50 am
30509ENGL38806Joseph Preston Campbell Writing for Business and IndustryMWF09:00 am-09:50 am
30510ENGL38807Joseph Preston Campbell Writing for Business and IndustryMWF10:00 am-10:50 am
30511ENGL38808Joseph Preston Campbell Writing for Business and IndustryMWF02:00 pm-02:50 pm
30512ENGL38809Zachary Francis Perkinson Writing for Business and IndustryTR02:00 pm-03:15 pm
30513ENGL388010Guiseppe Andrew Michael Getto Writing for Business and IndustryTR03:30 pm-04:45 pm
30514ENGL388011Joanne Pansini Dunn Writing for Business and IndustryTR09:30 am-10:45 am
30515ENGL388012Zachary Francis Perkinson Writing for Business and IndustryTR11:00 am-12:15 pm
30516ENGL388013TBAWriting for Business and IndustryTBA
30517ENGL388014Joseph Preston Campbell Writing for Business and IndustryMWF11:00 am-11:50 am
30518ENGL388015Zachary Francis Perkinson Writing for Business and IndustryTR03:30 pm-04:45 pm
30519ENGL388016Zachary Francis Perkinson Writing for Business and IndustryTR12:30 pm-01:45 pm
30520ENGL3880601Christy Alexander Hallberg Writ for Business Ind (WI)DEonline
30521ENGL3880602Matthew Byron Cox Writ for Business Ind (WI)DEonline
30522ENGL3880603Christy Alexander Hallberg Writ for Business Ind (WI)DEonline
30523ENGL3880604Christy Alexander Hallberg Writ for Business Ind (WI)DEonline
30524ENGL3880605Christy Alexander Hallberg Writ for Business Ind (WI)DEonline
30525ENGL3880606Michael J Albers Writ for Business Ind (WI)DEonline
35759ENGL3880607TBAWrit for Business Ind (WI)DEonline
35256ENGL40001John Steen Intro to Lit Theory (w/6065)TR11:00 am-12:15 pmWhat does it really mean to read a novel, a poem, or a play? Literary theory takes this question seriously, and proposes to critique the assumptions that underlie our understanding of language and interpretation. Our course will examine 20th-century theoretical “schools” in order to grasp how literary theory shapes the study of literature today. We will pay particular attention to ways that archival materials inform these ongoing debates, and conduct original research on materials held in the Joyner Library’s Stuart Wright Collection. Terry Eagleton, Literary Theory
Roland Barthes, Mythologies
Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams
Jacques Derrida, Archive Fever
Edouard Glissant, The Poetics of Relation
Eve Kosofsky Sedwick, Epistemology of the Closet
34983ENGL40801David Wilson-Okamura Shakespeare: The ComediesMWF02:00 pm-02:50 pm
34984ENGL40901Marianne Montgomery Shakespeare: The TragediesTR12:30 pm-01:45 pmIn this course, we’ll read Shakespeare’s four major tragedies. This is primarily a course in learning to read Shakespeare with close attention to both dramatic form and thematic content. We’ll consider the plays as historical documents of early modern England and as dramatic fictions whose concerns—from family tensions to loneliness to racial identity to political violence—still speak to us today.Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, King Lear
34986ENGL41201Richard C Taylor Eighteenth-Century Lit (WI)MWF11:00 am-11:50 amWe will read and interpret poetry, drama, fiction, and other writing produced by literary artists from 1660-1789--work that is bold, revolutionary, often hilarious, and even a bit shocking at times. We will also conduct original research in the discipline of eighteenth-century studies.Eighteenth-Century Poetry, ed. Fairer and Gerard
Broadview Anthology of Restoration & Eighteenth-Century Drama, Concise Ed
The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling by Henry Fielding,
35269ENGL41701Elizabeth Massa Hoiem Victorian Literature (w/6175)MW03:30 pm-04:45 pmTheme: Work and beauty. Victorians debated the role of literature and art in an age of ugly industrial landscapes, sordid trade, and imperial conquest. When life is often cruel, should we read about the everyday experiences of common people? Or should we represent only what is most beautiful and ideal? We’ll explore these questions through industrial fiction, Victorian art and illustrated books, poetry, medievalism and fantasy, and science and travel writing.Elizabeth Gaskell (North and South), H. G. Wells (The Island of Doctor Moreau), Mary Elizabeth Braddon (Lady Audley's Secret), Robert Browning, Christina Rossetti, Oscar Wilde.
35297ENGL45301Nicole Irene Caswell ST: Peer Mentoring (WI)MW03:30 pm-04:45 pmThis course prepares students to work as writing center consultants or writing mentors. We will cover writing center theory and work toward helping you develop your writing and consulting skills. Murphy and Sherwood. The St. Martin's Sourcebook for Writing Tutors. 3rd edition.
35273ENGL45302Jessica Dawn Bardill ST Am Lit: Science, Lit & Society (WI)MWF11:00 am-11:50 amFocusing on contagion, genetics, and nuclear science, this course will examine the ways that science, literature, and society interact in 20th and 21st century American literature and film. The texts offer spaces to imagine the possibilities of these sciences, including the ethical implications, public health issues, and the unforeseen benefits. Critical readings from Michel Foucault and others will frame the thematic sections, pushing our understanding of the relations between the state, society, science, and self.Jack Finney’s novel The Invasion of the Body Snatchers; Repo: The Genetic Opera (film); Jodi Picoult’s novel My Sister’s Keeper; Alan Moore and Dan Gibbons' Watchmen (graphic novel); Alejandro Morales' novel The Rag Doll Plagues; Hibakusha (film)
35275ENGL4710601Mark David Johnson TESOL Theories&Prin (w/6528)DEonlineUsing an examination of our own views on language learning as a springboard for further inquiry, participants in this course will look critically at theories informing past and present practice in the teaching of English as a second and/or foreign language.Lightbown, P. M., & Spada, N. (2013).How languages are learned (4th ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
35279ENGL4740601Lida Cope TESOL Methods (w/6531)(DE)online
This course links the theory and practice of teaching English to speakers of other languages. You will learn about approaches, methods, techniques and strategies for teaching ESL at various educational levels, develop teaching materials, observe ESL teachers’ instruction, and practice /continue ESL teaching yourself. The course is designed in Blackboard. We'll use SabaMeeting and Skype for one-on-one and group communication.
Required texts:
Brown, H. D. (2007). Teaching by principles. An interactive approach to language pedagogy. 3rd edition.Pearson Education.

Herrell, A. L., & Jordan, M. (2012). 50 strategies for teaching English language learners. 4th edition. (includes a DVD). Pearson Education.

Peregoy, S., & Boyle, O. (2013). Reading, writing, and learning in ESL. A Resource book for teaching K-12 English learners. 6th ed. Pearson Education.
34999ENGL48851Donna Jean Kain Digital Writing (WI)MW02:00 pm-03:15 pmWe will focus on the theory, analysis, and production of digital texts, particularly in a variety of social media. Students can expect to read extensively about how writing in digital spaces happens and what changes in digital composition may mean (theory); to examine specific examples of digital texts in action (analysis); and to construct digital texts for specific audiences and purposes (production). This class also provides opportunities for exploring, testing tools and ideas, and thinking creatively.Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age by Clay Shirky ISBN 0143119583.
35001ENGL48901Brent R Henze Practicum: Careers in Wri (WI)TBA
35794ENGL48902Margaret D Bauer Practicum: Careers in Wri (WI)TBAProfessional Writing Internship: North Carolina Literary Review. Students who enroll in this section will serve on the staff of the award-winning North Carolina Literary Review (which you can then list on your resume). NCLR interns receive hands-on experience in production, from formatting and quote/fact-checking to editing, proofreading, and layout, as well as experience in marketing and managing. Before enrolling, contact Dr. Margaret Bauer (bauerm@ecu.edu) for an interview and application materials.North Carolina Literary Review 2013
35795ENGL48903Gary Allen Stringer Practicum: Careers in Wri (WI)TBA
35003ENGL48911Brent R Henze Practicum: Careers in Wri (WI)TBA
35005ENGL49401Su-Ching Huang Multicult&Transnat Cinema (WI)TR02:00 pm-03:15 pmTopic: Contemporary Chinese Language Films. This course covers films made by directors from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, ranging from the 1980s to early 2010s. Films produced in these three regions share certain commonalities, but they also differ owing to the discrepancies in historical, socio-economic, political, and geographical contexts. Some readings in modern Chinese history will be included to help you explore how issues of class, age, labor, migration, sexuality, and nationality have informed contemporary Chinese-language filmmaking.Yellow Earth (1984, Chen Kaige)
A Time to Live and A Time to Die (1985, Hou Hsiao-hsien)
Song of the Exile (1987, Ann Hui)
Raise the Red Lantern (1991, Zhang Yimou)
Center Stage (1992, Stanley Kwan)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000, Ang Lee)
Yi Yi: A One and a Two (2000, Edward Yang)
In the Mood for Love (2000, Wong Kar-wai)
Afershock (2010, Feng Xiaogang)
Din Tao: Leader of the Parade (Feng Kai, 2012)
35008ENGL49501Elizabeth Massa Hoiem Literature for ChildrenMW02:00 pm-03:15 pm
35009ENGL49502Kenneth M Parille Literature for ChildrenTR12:30 pm-01:45 pm
35010ENGL49503Kenneth M Parille Literature for ChildrenTR11:00 am-12:15 pm
35011ENGL4950601Diane A Rodman Literature for Children (DE)online
34814ENGL51501Thomas E Douglass Topics in the NovelTR03:30 pm-04:45 pmTheme: The Outcast in the American Novel and the Search for Home
The course considers works by 7 contemporary American novelists, and their view of what it means to be an outcast and the path one takes to find a home.
Seminar class, no exam, 5 short essays, and one long semester-end composition.
Sherman Alexie Flight (2007)

Kent Haruf Plainsong (1999)

Silas House The Coal Tattoo (2004)

Cormac McCarthy Suttree (1979)

Toni Morrison Home (2012)

Julie Otsuka The Buddha in the Attic (2011)

Marilynne Robinson Housekeeping (1980)
34816ENGL51701Robert J Siegel Modern DramaTR02:00 pm-03:15 pmThe course will focus on characters rebelling against their communities, rebelling against the prevailing ideas of their eras, rebelling against authority, rebelling against their own sense of right and wrong. The focus will be on the individual, the effects of their rebellion and also the ideas that resonate for the audience (reader) as a result of their rebellion. We will be reading historical drama, epic drama, tragedy, absurdist theater and farce.

Hedda Gabler--Ibsen
How I Learned to Drive—Vogel
After the Revolution--Herzog
Intimate Apparel--Nottage
35769ENGL5170601Robert J Siegel Modern Drama (DE)onlineThe course will focus on characters rebelling against their communities, rebelling against the prevailing ideas of their eras, rebelling against authority, rebelling against their own sense of right and wrong. The focus will be on the individual, the effects of their rebellion and also the ideas that resonate for the audience (reader) as a result of their rebellion. We will be reading historical drama, epic drama, tragedy, absurdist theater and farce.

Hedda Gabler--Ibsen
How I Learned to Drive—Vogel
After the Revolution--Herzog
Intimate Apparel--Nottage
34819ENGL5840601John Hoppenthaler Advanced Poetry Writing (DE)onlineThis online workshop provides advanced instruction in the writing of poetry and poetic practice and is intended as the second course in ECU’s poetry writing sequence. Each student will submit one poem a week. The course will be taught via Blackboard, so fluency in use of Blackboard is expected.The Book of Goodbyes, Jillian Weise
Vulgar Remedies, Anna Journey
online materials
34821ENGL58501J Luke Whisnant Advanced Fiction WritingW06:30 pm-09:30 pm
34824ENGL58901Robert J Siegel Advanced Script WritingT06:30 pm-09:30 pmEnglish 5890 Advanced Scriptwriting

Prerequisite: ENG 3830 or consent of the Instructor (students who have been writing in the dramatic form on their own should contact me)

The course will concentrate on developing a story line for film or theater through character development and scene construction. Students will be required to complete a major portion of a full-length screenplay or stage play, and they will be expected to refine drafts through rewriting. Students will also prepare critiques for each others work.

A screenplay and a play to be determined. Also very short fiction pieces which we will adapt into dramatic scenes.