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ENGL5230184738John SteenSouthern Regional LiteratureMWF09:00 am-09:50 amBetween the 1920s and the 1950s, a group of Southerners who called themselves “The Fugitives” transformed American literature. Not only did writers like Allen Tate and Robert Penn Warren gain national fame, they helped to establish English as a major in most American universities. Working with original materials from ECU’s own Stuart Wright Collection, our course will examine the Fugitives and their influence on recent poetry, race, and the environment. I'll Take My Stand: The South and The Agrarian Tradition
Praising it New: The Best of the New Criticism
All The King's Men by Robert Penn Warren
Poems of Allen Tate, Randall Jarrell, Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Lowell, and Frank O'Hara
Critical essays by Jane Gallop, Frank Lentricchia, Lawrence Buell

ENGL5350184742Anna Froula Special Stud in Film w/3470TR02:00 pm-03:15 pmThe Frontier in American Literature and Film

A combined offering of ENGL 3470, Modern Fantasy/Popular Literature, and ENGL 5350, Special Studies in Film.

The idea of the frontier in American literature and film and its influence on American culture, mythology and national identity, evolving from colonial-era writings to twenty-first century literary and cinematic works.

ENGL 3470 carries Writing Intensive and Foundations Humanities credit. ENGL 5350 is a graduate course which undergraduates may use as a Film Studies Minor elective.
The book and film list has not yet been set, but may include:

1) Mary Rowlandson, A True History of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson (1682)
2) David Crockett, Narrative of the Life of David Crockett (1834)
3) Nat Love, The Life and Adventures of Nat Love, Better Known in the Cattle Country as "Deadwood Dick" (1907)
4) The Searchers (1956)
5) True Grit(s) (1968, novel; 1969, film; 2010, film)
6) Full Metal Jacket (1987)
ENGL5840184746Amber F. Thomas Advanced Poetry WritingR06:30 pm-09:30 pmEnglish 5840 is a writing intensive course designed to facilitate the development of new writing through the vital encouragement of faculty and peers in a workshop setting. English 5840 is a dynamic course in which students will advance creative writing skills through active participation in individual creative writing projects, group discussions, and the study of contemporary poetry. Students will use strategies that real writers use to produce poetry writing. This course will assist students in uncovering their unique creative perspectives and what they want to say through their poetry writing. The environment in this class is one of support and encouragement, welcoming self-expression and development.Students will select from a list of journals and books in an effort to uncover current trends in poetry writing and publishing.
ENGL5850184748Liza A. Wieland Advanced Fiction WritingTR12:30 pm-01:45 pmIn this class, you will write at least two short stories of at least 2000 words each. IMPORTANT: The stories you turn in for this class MUST be what is loosely called "realistic” or “literary” fiction: stories about characters who are real human beings, set somewhere that human beings have actually been, and with characters who can only do what real human beings can actually do. No genre fiction: horror, fantasy, westerns, romance, science fiction, no super heroes, no vampires or witches or spells-and-wands magic, no talking animals or plants. I will make exception for stories set in the not-too-distant future and stories in the tradition of magic realism, as exemplified by work like “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (which is on the reading list).
ENGL5860184749Donald A. Albright Advanced Nonfiction WritingM06:30 pm-09:30 pmAn advanced course in writing creative nonfiction, designed especially for MA students in the creative writing area of concentration. Much of the semester is comprised of workshop treatments of classroom authors' work. Minimum of 35 double-spaced pages of polished cnf required of graduate students by semester's end. Undergraduates who have done well in 3860 and are comfortable in workshop settings are welcome to join us; their final page requirement is 25 pp.Best of Creative Nonfiction, vol. 4.
Various handouts and online publications.
ENGL6116184750Nicole N. Sidhu Medieval English Lit w/ 4020W06:30 pm-09:30 pmThis course will introduce students to the writing of Geoffrey Chaucer, Middle English, and the culture of late fourteenth-century England. Our focus will be on the Canterbury Tales, the most influential and widely-read poem of late medieval English literature. The Canterbury Tales is not just one work, but a collection of works, a set of tales supposedly told by a group of pilgrims on a journey to Canterbury. It features an amazing array of literary genres, including romances detailing the feats of knights and ladies, funny obscene stories, saints’ lives, inspiring tales of endurance and heroics, sermons, and comical beast fables. By turns funny, tragic, witty, and moving, the Canterbury Tales is an extraordinarily sensitive register of its culture’s struggles and harmonies. Among the many issues that we will examine in the Tales are: sexuality and love (both idealized and obscene); the nature of the human will; spirituality (including its meaning and uses in social contexts); the act of writing; the status of women; political authority, and social conformity. The format of the class will be a combination of lecture and discussion.The Canterbury Tales
ENGL6185184751Thomas E. Douglass Twentieth-Century British LiteratureMW02:00 pm-03:15 pm
ENGL634060184753Seodial Deena Ethnic American Literatureonline
ENGL635060184754Jessica BardillStudies in Native American LiteratureonlineThis graduate online seminar will explore fiction, poetry, film, and essays produced by American Indians in the 20th and 21st centuries, with a primary focus on the interrelations of creative production and policy (including legislation, court cases, and constitutions). We will take an interdisciplinary approach to a variety of texts by some of the best-known Native American writers, who come from a wide range of cultural backgrounds, examining the distinctive individual and tribal cultural, historical, and political contexts from which each writer’s work emerges, as well as shared characteristics of structure, form, and theme. Along with policy connections, the essays of the course will offer theory for understanding the larger contexts. • Barbara Duncan, Living Stories of the Cherokee
• Louise Erdrich, The Round House
• Heid Erdrich, National Monuments
• Matt Dembicki, Trickster
• Sherman Alexie, The Toughest Indian in the World
• Qwo-Li Driskill, Walking with Ghosts
• Thomas King, Green Grass, Running Water
ENGL638060184755Marame Gueye Studies in African Literatureonline
ENGL6505184756Michael J. Aceto Ling & Cult Hist Engl w/3700TR11:00 am-12:15 pm
ENGL6526184757Solveig J. Bosse Str of Engl:Phono & Mor w/3730MW03:30 pm-04:45 pmWe will be looking at the sound system and the words of English. We'll address question like: How are the sounds of English produced? What is the function of the sounds in the language? What other features (intonation, stress) play a role in the language? How are words of English formed? What do words consist of? How can new words enter the language?
ENGL652960184760Ludmila Cope Appl Ling for TESOL w/4720onlineThe purpose of the course is to introduce you to the field of applied linguistics through the lens of its largest subfield, language teaching. We’ll look at the research done and methodologies used in the essential areas of enquiry in this large field, including second language acquisition, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, and the focus on the language learner (motivation, learning styles and learning strategies). We will also look at the contributions of discourse analysis, pragmatics, and corpus linguistics, specifically the ways in which these important areas of study enhance both theories and practice of language teaching and language learning; at the development of specific language skills; and at the role of grammar and vocabulary development in language learning. Additionally, we’ll study some important issues in bilingualism, bilingual education & language maintenance. Required:
Schmitt, N. (Ed.) (2010). 2nd ed. An Introduction to applied linguistics. Hodder Education.

Davies, A., & Elder, C.(eds.) (2005). The Handbook of applied linguistics. Blackwell Reference Online [[This e-book is available through the Joyner Library]]

ENGL6625184761Tracy A. Morse Teaching Composition Theory and PracticeTR03:30 pm-04:45 pm
ENGL671560184763TBATechnical Writingonline
ENGL672160184765Donna J. Kain Copyediting in Professional CommunicationsonlineThe course will focus on developing expertise in established practices and conventions for hard-copy and electronic methods of editing, particularly technical editing. We'll cover principles of contextual editing; basic editorial activities; methods for analyzing, critiquing, and revising manuscripts for different audiences; and techniques for creating successful writer/editor dialogue. We will analyze style manuals and guides, develop and use editing standards, investigate the roles of editors in organizational settings, and consider ethical issues in editing. Chicago Manual Of Style, 16th Ed.
Technical Editing, 5th edition
ENGL674060180185Brent R. Henze Intern in TPCTBA
ENGL674160180186Brent R. Henze Intern in TPCTBA
ENGL6870184766J L. Whisnant Literature: The Writer's PerspectiveT06:30 pm-09:30 pm
ENGL7005184767Kenneth M. Parille Bibliography and MethodsTR02:00 pm-03:15 pm
ENGL700560184768Richard C. Taylor Bibliography and MethodsonlineThis course serves as a professional orientation for graduate students of multicultural and transnational literatures, organized around the types of research in which professionals in the field are engaged. We will practice the rudiments of editing, manuscript work, bibliographic description, and the protocols that govern the work that we do. We will explore the historical development of multicultural/transnational literature as a field, analyze exemplary and foundational pieces of criticism, and familiarize ourselves with the terminology, theoretical positions, outlets for publication, and the “rules of the game” to the extent we can determine them—the “geography” of an emerging discipline. We will engage in a series of projects illustrative of the types of work professionals in the discipline perform.
Gloria Anzaldua’s Borderlands/ La Frontera
Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed
ENGL736560184769Helena M. Feder Selected Topics in Multicultural and Transnational Literature: Contemporary Jewish Literature and Film in AmericaonlineBeginning with a look at bell hooks’ approach to the analysis of identity in culture, we will explore Jewish literature and film in America after World War II. Starting with the first Hollywood film about anti-Semitism, Gentleman’s Agreement (1947, an adaptation of the bestselling novel by Laura Z. Hobson, née Laura Kean Zametkin) and ending with Cathleen Schine’s rewriting of Sense and Sensibility, The Three Weissmanns of Westport (2011), we will consider various questions of ethnicity and culture – alongside sexuality, gender, class, other aspects of identity for Jews in contemporary(ish) America. Philip Roth, Portnoy’s Complaint (1969).
Adrienne Rich, The Fact of a Doorframe: Poems 1950-2001
Jamaica Kincaid, Lucy (1990).
Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything is Illuminated (2003)
Nicole Krauss, Great House (2010)
films directed by Elia Kazan, Woody Allen, Jeremy Kagan, and Salvador Litvak
ENGL7465184770Andrea Kitta FolkloreMW03:30 pm-04:45 pmThe intention of this class is to reveal the depth and diversity of folklore as an academic subject as well as familiarize you with folklore scholarship. Through the use of examples, both local and international, and the assignments, you should begin to understand some of the issues involved with folklore and folklore research.

This semester we will focus on contemporary (urban) legends, the supernatural, and medicine.
David Hufford's The Terror that Comes in the Night
Shelly Adler's work with the Hmong people and SUNDS (Sudden Unexplained Nocturnal Death Syndrome)
Diane Goldstein, Jeanie Banks Thomas, and Sylvia Grider's Haunting Experiences
ENGL753560184771TBAPrinciples of Language Testingonline
ENGL7601184772Nicole I. Caswell Research Design in Rhetoric and CompositionM06:30 pm-09:30 pmMuch of Rhet-Comp research involves social science methodologies (e.g., ethnography, the case study, participant-observation) with the added twist that much of our early scholarship focused on classrooms as research sites. This class facilitates an engaged discussion of best practices in methods and methodologies for the researcher in Composition and Rhetoric, and invites graduate students into the complex and contentious “conversations” about research that have been central to Rhet-Comp for at least the last 25 years.
ENGL7615184775Dana K. Harrington Rhetorical TheoryW06:30 pm-09:30 pm
ENGL770160184776TBAResearch Methods in Technical and Professional Writingonline
ENGL770260184777Michael J. Albers Research Design in Technical and Professional CommunicationonlineResearch Design in Technical and Professional Communication will introduce you to a variety of research methods and methodologies used technical communication research. This course concentrates on issues in designing and conducting empirical research in technical communication. This course will serve as an overview to these methods and will introduce you to a variety of research methods and methodologies. This course concentrates on issues in designing and conducting empirical research, particularly studies driven by data. The emphasis is first on coming to terms with what topics or issues are worth investigating and then how to frame well defined research questions. Questions of appropriate method are seen to derive from the topic and questions identified, as well as emerging in the conduct of inquiry.Creswell, J. Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches
ENGL773060184778Kirk St Amant Issues in Technical CommunicationonlineThe purpose of this course is to provide an overview of topics currently of interest in the field of technical and professional communication. Through examining such issues, you will gain an understanding of major trends and concepts currently influencing theory and practice in the field as well as examine trends relating to future developments in the field.
ENGL775060184779Brent R. Henze Writing Public ScienceonlineWe will read, discuss, and write about several genres of "public science writing," provisionally defined as writing in which scientific concepts are communicated to lay audiences for scientific, public, or some combination of purposes.

In particular, we will consider work written by scientists for consumption by non-specialist audiences, including segments of the public; work written by science writers or science journalists--non-scientists who specialize in communicating about science; and work that draws upon scientific findings or perspectives to serve other rhetorical goals.
Gregory, Jane and Steve Miller. Science in Public: Communication, Culture, and Credibility. Perseus Publishing, 1998. ISBN # 0-7382-0357-2

And others
ENGL776560184780Matthew B. Cox Technical and Professional CommunicationonlineSpecial Topics in TPC: Cultural Studies in Technical and Professional Communication – This course explores issues of culture (both workplace culture and wider concepts of culture) and how it impacts technical and professional communication issues and situations. Focus especially on sex, race, gender, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, and (dis)ability as it intersects with professional identity and global and local communication. Additional focus on narrative and story as practices in identity building and communicative practice. _Understanding Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality_ (Weber)
_Imagined Communities_ (Anderson)
_Out at Work_ (documentary film)
_Professional Communication: The Social Perspective_ (Blyler and Thralls)
_The Struggle and the Tools: Oral and Literate Strategies in an Inner City Community_ (Cushman)
_The Truth About Stories_ (King)
ENGL7780184781Kirk St Amant Theory of Professional CommuncationTR02:00 pm-03:15 pmThis course is designed to provide you with an overview of the theories and the theoretical debates and discussions that have shaped and continue to inform our understanding of what technical and professional communication are as a field. Through the examination of these topics, you should gain an understanding of

• How theory has shaped and continues to shape the field of technical and professional communication

• How to participate in and contribute to discussions of theory in the field
This understanding can then serve as a foundation you can use to engage members of the field in greater discussions of the uses of theory within the field.
ENGL8100184783Michelle F. Eble Directed ReadingT06:30 pm-09:30 pm
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