English Literature

Ann Rea, Survey of English Literature 2, Spring 2015

Course Description:

Traces the development of English literature from the beginning of the romantic period to the present. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0006.

Required Texts:

-Course packet, available at the bookstore
-The Broadview Anthology of British Literature, Volumes 4 (The Age of Romanticism), 5 (The Victorian Era), and 6 (The Twentieth Century and Beyond).
-Jane Austen, Mansfield Park, Penguin (1814)
-Graham Greene, The End of the Affair, Penguin

Ann Rea, Survey of English Literature 2, Spring 2016

Course Description:

Traces the development of English literature from the beginning of the romantic period to the present. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0006.

Required Texts:

-The Broadview Anthology of British Literature, Concise Edition, Volume B, (Second Edition) OR The Broadview Anthology of British Literature Volumes 4 (The Age of Romanticism), 5 (The Victorian Era), and 6 (The Twentieth Century and Beyond) (Second editions)
-Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd, Penguin (1814)

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Ann Rea, The Modernist Tradition, Fall 2013

Course Description

This course examines major works in the modernist tradition—poetry, fiction, drama—to determine the role these texts have played in creating the world that seems so familiar now. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0004 or ENGCMP 0006.

Required Texts:

E. M. Forster, A Passage To India(1924)
Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway (1925)
D. H. Lawrence, The Rainbow(1915)
James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916)
Rosamond Lehmann Dusty Answer (1927)
Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness (1899)
T. S. Eliot, Murder in the Cathedral (1935)

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Ann Rea, Topics in Twentieth Century Literature, Fall 2014

Course Description

Considers thematic, formal historical or cultural topics in late 19th- and 20th-century literature. It ties these issues to critical and social concerns in international modernism and postmodernism. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0004 or ENGCMP 0006.

Required Texts:

-Vera Brittain, Testament of Youth
-Eric Ambler, Background to Danger
-The Penguin Anthology of First World War Poetry
-Graham Greene, The End of the Affair

Ann Rea, World Literature in English, Fall 2015

Course Description:

This course examines contemporary literature, primarily in English, written in Eastern Europe, Africa, Latin America, etc. It pays particular attention to its depiction of social, political, and moral concerns. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0004 or ENGCMP 0006.

Required Texts:

Jamaica Kincaid, A Small Place
Aravind Adiga, The White Tiger
Kiran Desai, The Inheritance of Loss
Eavan Boland, Object Lessons
Doris Lessing, The Grass is Singing
J. M. Coetzee, Waiting for the Barbarians
Nadine Gordimer, The Pickup

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Ann Rea, World Literature in English, Spring 2013

Course Description:

This course examines contemporary literature, primarily in English, written in Eastern Europe, Africa, Latin America, etc. It pays particular attention to its depiction of social, political, and moral concerns. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0004 or ENGCMP 0006.

Required Texts:

-Jamaica Kincaid, A Small Place
-Aravind Adiga, The White Tiger
-Kiran Desai, The Inheritance of Loss
-Eavan Boland, Object Lessons
-Doris Lessing, The Grass is Singing
-J. M. Coetzee, Waiting for the Barbarians
-Nadine Gordimer, The Pickup

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Catherine S. Cox, 18th Century Novel, Spring 2013

Course Description

Explores the literary and historical conditions that gave rise to the development of the novel in 18th-century England. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0004 or ENGCMP 0006.

Required Texts:

-Norton Critical Editions of Gulliver's Travels, Tom Jones, and Tristram Shandy

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Catherine S. Cox, Bible as Literature, Fall 2012

Course Description

This introductory course acquaints students with what is in the Bible and provides background information drawn from various disciplines about the elements and issues that give it its distinctive character. Attention is necessarily given to its religious perspectives, as they govern the nature and point of view of the biblical narratives, but no specific religious view is urged.

Required Texts:

The JPS Hebrew-English Tanakh is the assigned primary text to be used for class, exam, and paper purposes; additional xeroxed materials, primarily from Harris's Understanding the Bible, will be distributed in class and assigned as background and historical reading material to accompany the primary text. Additional optional materials for interested students will be available on the CourseWeb site for this course across the term.

Syllabus: 

Catherine S. Cox, Bible as Literature, Fall 2013

Course Description

This introductory course acquaints students with what is in the Bible and provides background information drawn from various disciplines about the elements and issues that give it its distinctive character. Attention is necessarily given to its religious perspectives, as they govern the nature and point of view of the biblical narratives, but no specific religious view is urged.

Required Texts:

The JPS Hebrew-English Tanakh (ISBN 10- 0827606974) is the assigned primary text to be used for class, exam, and paper purposes. Additional materials within "fair use" copyright limits, primarily from Harris's Understanding the Bible, will be distributed in class occasionally and assigned as background and historical reading material to accompany the primary text. (Interested students might wish to consider purchasing the Harris book as an additional, though completely optional, resource.) Other optional materials for interested students will be available on the CourseWeb site for this course across the term as announced.

Syllabus: 

Catherine S. Cox, Bible as Literature, Fall 2014

Course Description

This introductory course acquaints students with what is in the Bible and provides background information drawn from various disciplines about the elements and issues that give it its distinctive character. Attention is necessarily given to its religious perspectives, as they govern the nature and point of view of the biblical narratives, but no specific religious view is urged.

Required Texts:

-The JPS Hebrew-English Tanakh (ISBN 10- 0827606974)
-Harris's Understanding the Bible (optional)

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