English Literature

Ann Rea, Senior Seminar, Spring 2013

Course Description:

This course examines the works of Charles Dickens and Thomas Hardy in terms of their Victorian culture and values, and seeks to help students develop an awareness of the variety of critical perspectives on fiction. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0004 and ENGCMP 0006.

Required Texts:

-Charles Dickens, David Copperfield (1850)
-Charles Dickens, Our Mutual Friend (1864-1865)
-Thomas Hardy, The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886)
-Thomas Hardy, The Woodlanders (1887)
-Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D’urbervilles (1891)

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Ann Rea, Short Story in Context, Spring 2016

Course Description

This course studies short stories that explore a variety of themes. It seeks to define the short story as a specific literary genre and to distinguish it from earlier forms of short narrative literature. It then examines the effects of literary, cultural, and historical traditions on these stories and their reception.

Required Texts:

-Ann Charters, The Story and Its Writer: An Introduction to Short Fiction
-Frank O’Connor, Collected Stories

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Ann Rea, Short Story in Context, Spring 2018

Course Description

This course studies short stories that explore a variety of themes. It seeks to define the short story as a specific literary genre and to distinguish it from earlier forms of short narrative literature. It then examines the effects of literary, cultural, and historical traditions on these stories and their reception.

Required Texts:

-Ann Charters, The Story and Its Writer: An Introduction to Short Fiction
-Frank O’Connor, Collected Stories

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Ann Rea, Spy Fiction Film and Digital Archives, Spring 2015

Course Description:

In the early decades of the twentieth century, what critics refer to as “genre fiction” emerged in Britain. The French word “genre” means “kind” or “type,” and when it was used to refer to the fiction we will examine it referred to detective novels, science fiction, among others, as well as spy fiction

Required Texts:

John Buchan, The Thirty-Nine Steps (1915)
Eric Ambler, Background to Danger (1937)
Helen McInnes, Above Suspicion (1941)
Graham Greene, The Third Man (1949)
John Le Carré, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1963)
John Banville, The Untouchable (1998)
William Boyd, Restless (2006)

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Ann Rea, Survey Of English Literature 2, Fall 2012

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, Volumes 4, 5, and 6. (It should not matter whether you buy the first edition or the second edition.)
-Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island. Signet Classics.
-Graham Swift, The Light of Day, Penguin

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Ann Rea, Survey of English Literature 2, Spring 2013

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, Volumes 4, 5, and 6, preferably the second edition.
-Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island. Signet Classics.
-Graham Swift, The Light of Day, Penguin

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Ann Rea, Survey Of English Literature 2, Spring 2014

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, Volumes 4 (The Age of Romanticism), 5 (The Victorian Era), and 6 (The Twentieth Century and Beyond), preferably the second edition. If you are willing to keep on top of the xeroxing you could manage without buying the 6th edition and if you wish you could manage without Volume 6, as long as you can be organized about finding the readings on the internet and printing them.

Jane Austen, Mansfield Park, Penguin (1814)

Ford Madox Ford, The Good Soldier, Create Space (1915)

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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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