Course Offerings

Fall 2015

See complete information about these courses in the course offerings database. For more information about a specific course, including course type, schedule and location, click on its title.

Topics in Creative Writing: Fiction

ENGL 203 - Oliver, Bill

A course in the practice of writing short fiction, involving workshops, literary study, and critical writing.

Topics in Creative Writing: Fiction

ENGL 203 - Gavaler, Christopher P. (Chris)

A course in the practice of writing short fiction, involving workshops, literary study, and critical writing.

Topics in Creative Writing: Poetry

ENGL 204 - Ball, Gordon V.

A course in the practice of writing poetry, involving workshops, literary study, and critical writing.

Topics in Creative Writing: Nonfiction

ENGL 206 - Brodie, Laura F.

A course in the practice of writing nonfiction, involving workshops, literary study, and critical writing. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

Film

ENGL 233 - Lilly, Anthony W., II / Wheeler, Lesley M.

An introductory study of film in English. The course may focus on major representative texts or upon a subgenre or thematic approach. In all cases, the course introduces students to fundamental issues in the history and theory of film.

Shakespeare

ENGL 252 - Dobin, Howard N. (Hank)

A study of the major genres of Shakespeare's plays, employing analysis shaped by formal, historical, and performance-based questions. Emphasis is given to tracing how Shakespeare's work engages early modern cultural concerns, such as the nature of political rule, gender, religion, and sexuality. A variety of skills are developed in order to assist students with interpretation, which may include verse analysis, study of early modern dramatic forms, performance workshops, two medium-length papers, reviews of live play productions, and a final, student-directed performance of a selected play.

Southern American Literature

ENGL 253 - Bufkin, Sydney M.

A study of selected fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction by Southern writers in their historical and literary contexts. We practice multiple approaches to critical reading, and students develop their analytical writing skills in a series of short papers.

Fall 2015 topic:

ENGL 253: Southern American Literature: Region and the Real South (3). William Faulkner's 1936 novel Absalom, Absalom! famously demanded, 'Tell about the South. What's it like there. What do they do there. Why do they live there. Why do they live at all.' We might find an answer to this demand in Houston-based UGK's 2007 instruction to "Quit Hatin' The South" or in Mississippi native Big K.R.I.T.'s 2013 declaration, "We make it cool to be southern." From Faulkner to country music to southern hip-hop, the South has long been a contested space, and regional identity has been an important element of its literary production. This class focuses on two main questions: What happens when we consider geographical region as a major element of literary analysis? And how has the region of the South--and the idea of the "Real South"--been constructed in relation both to other regions and to other (less "real"?) Souths? We look at writing from regionalist authors at the turn of the century (Chesnutt, Freeman, Chopin, and others), as well as southern regional writing at mid-century (Faulkner, O'Conner, Walker, Toomer), before concluding with contemporary hip-hop and country music (OutKast, Goodie Mob, UGK, Big K.R.I.T., Yelawolf, Hank Williams, Jr., Bake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Cadillac Three, Brad Paisley, and others). (HL) Bufkin.

Southern American Literature

ENGL 253 - Smout, Kary

A study of selected fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction by Southern writers in their historical and literary contexts. We practice multiple approaches to critical reading, and students develop their analytical writing skills in a series of short papers.

Fall 2015 topic:

ENGL 253: Southern American Literature: Region and the Real South (3). William Faulkner's 1936 novel Absalom, Absalom! famously demanded, 'Tell about the South. What's it like there. What do they do there. Why do they live there. Why do they live at all.' We might find an answer to this demand in Houston-based UGK's 2007 instruction to "Quit Hatin' The South" or in Mississippi native Big K.R.I.T.'s 2013 declaration, "We make it cool to be southern." From Faulkner to country music to southern hip-hop, the South has long been a contested space, and regional identity has been an important element of its literary production. This class focuses on two main questions: What happens when we consider geographical region as a major element of literary analysis? And how has the region of the South--and the idea of the "Real South"--been constructed in relation both to other regions and to other (less "real"?) Souths? We look at writing from regionalist authors at the turn of the century (Chesnutt, Freeman, Chopin, and others), as well as southern regional writing at mid-century (Faulkner, O'Conner, Walker, Toomer), before concluding with contemporary hip-hop and country music (OutKast, Goodie Mob, UGK, Big K.R.I.T., Yelawolf, Hank Williams, Jr., Bake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Cadillac Three, Brad Paisley, and others). (HL) Bufkin.

Topics in British Literature

ENGL 292 - Brodie, Laura F.

Studies in British literature, supported by attention to historical contexts. Versions of this course may survey several periods or concentrate on a group of works from a short span of time. Students develop their analytical writing skills in a series of short papers. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

Fall 2015 topic:

ENGL 292-01: Topics in British Literature: Modern British Poetry (3). This course covers poetry from 1870 through the twenty-first century, asking how British poets have pushed the limits of traditional verse. British poets are known for being less innovative than their American and Continental peers. We sample poems by Walt Whitman and William Carlos Williams before asking: what did "experimentation" mean to Gerard Manley Hopkins and Thomas Hardy? And how did Yeats experiment with history in his poems, as opposed to Ezra Pound? We also see how female poets, such as Edith Sitwell and Stevie Smith, developed highly original voices, and we end by sampling the works of more recent poets, including an influx of immigrant writers. (HL) Brodie.

Topics in American Literature

ENGL 293 - Leland, John G.

Studies in American literature, supported by attention to historical contexts. Versions of this course may survey several periods or concentrate on a group of works from a short span of time. Students develop their analytical writing skills in a series of short papers. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

Fall 2015 topic:

ENGL 293: Topics in American Literature: Sex and Intimacy in American Literature (3). This course surveys the formations of intimate feelings in the literature from Hawthorne's take on Puritans to Ginsberg's open celebration of gay sex. We will look at how different periods of American culture - the Romantics, Realists, Moderns, and post-Moderns - represent intimacy, its relation to gender and race, and why, in a country touted for its optimism, love in literature always seems to end badly. (HL) Leland.

Topics in American Literature

ENGL 293 - Leland, John G.

Studies in American literature, supported by attention to historical contexts. Versions of this course may survey several periods or concentrate on a group of works from a short span of time. Students develop their analytical writing skills in a series of short papers. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

Fall 2015 topic:

ENGL 293: Topics in American Literature: Sex and Intimacy in American Literature (3). This course surveys the formations of intimate feelings in the literature from Hawthorne's take on Puritans to Ginsberg's open celebration of gay sex. We will look at how different periods of American culture - the Romantics, Realists, Moderns, and post-Moderns - represent intimacy, its relation to gender and race, and why, in a country touted for its optimism, love in literature always seems to end badly. (HL) Leland.

Seminar for Prospective Majors

ENGL 299 - Adams, Edward A.

A study of a topic in literature issuing in a research process and sustained critical writing. Some recent topics have been Detective Fiction; American Indian Literatures; Revenge; and David Thoreau and American Transcendentalism.

Fall 2015 topics:

ENGL 299-01: Seminar for Prospective Majors: Apocalyptic Narratives (3). Ranging from ancient accounts of floods and plagues, the fall of great cities, and the final revelation to such contemporary texts as Doctor Strangelove, Interstellar, and World War Z, apocalyptic narratives are perhaps the oldest and remain among the most popular genres. In addition, this tradition vividly illustrates one of the most important practical functions of the serious study of literature, that is, how literature allows us to imagine and thereby "game out" scenarios that seldom, if ever, have really happened and that cannot be isolated for study in a lab because by definition they involve the possible end of the human race. Likely texts include histories, poems, films, and novels such as book 2 of The Aeneid, The Book of Revelations, Frankenstein, The War of the Worlds, A Canticle for Leibowitz, Salem's Lot, Oryx and Crake, Aliens, The Road, and Noah. (HL) Adams.

ENGL 299-02: Seminar for Prospective Majors: The (M.) Butterfly Effect (3). Marco Polo, in his Travels, boasts of no fewer than 20,000 courtesans ready to serve foreign emissaries and merchants visiting the imperial court of the Great Khan. The East, simultaneously there and here, is always already exoticized and eroticized. This course examines the parallel constructions and representations of Eastern spaces, bodies, genders, and sexualities that continue to haunt the Western imaginary. Central to the discursive history of Orientalism is the figure of Madame Butterfly--geisha, lover, mother, and wife. Alongside and against Cho-Cho San, however, are the Dragon Lady, Mulan the female warrior, and men who intentionally or unwittingly assume the role of the Butterfly. Between fantasy and reality, is the East an effect of cross-cultural encounters? Or does it effect its own figurations in a complex network of negotiations? Cultural artifacts include Pierre Loti's Madame Chrysanthème; John Luther Long's original short story and later novella Madame Butterfly, as well as David Belasco's play, Giacomo Puccini's opera, David Henry Hwang's play M. Butterfly, and Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil's musical Miss Saigon; Arthur Golden's Memoirs of a Geisha; the legends of Mulan and Maxine Hong Kingston's The Woman Warrior; Graham Greene's The Quiet American; and Marguerite Duras' The Lover. We also look at various cinematic adaptations and visual traditions of the Butterfly, including Kenji Mizoguchi's 1956 Sisters of the Gion, Jerry Lewis' 1958 The Geisha Boy, the films of Anna May Wong, and the works of Margaret Cho. Emphases are on the practice of close reading, introduction to literary theory, and critical research skills. A series of short papers culminate in a long research paper. (HL) Kao.

Seminar for Prospective Majors

ENGL 299 - Kao, Wan-Chuan

A study of a topic in literature issuing in a research process and sustained critical writing. Some recent topics have been Detective Fiction; American Indian Literatures; Revenge; and David Thoreau and American Transcendentalism.

Fall 2015 topics:

ENGL 299-01: Seminar for Prospective Majors: Apocalyptic Narratives (3). Ranging from ancient accounts of floods and plagues, the fall of great cities, and the final revelation to such contemporary texts as Doctor Strangelove, Interstellar, and World War Z, apocalyptic narratives are perhaps the oldest and remain among the most popular genres. In addition, this tradition vividly illustrates one of the most important practical functions of the serious study of literature, that is, how literature allows us to imagine and thereby "game out" scenarios that seldom, if ever, have really happened and that cannot be isolated for study in a lab because by definition they involve the possible end of the human race. Likely texts include histories, poems, films, and novels such as book 2 of The Aeneid, The Book of Revelations, Frankenstein, The War of the Worlds, A Canticle for Leibowitz, Salem's Lot, Oryx and Crake, Aliens, The Road, and Noah. (HL) Adams.

ENGL 299-02: Seminar for Prospective Majors: The (M.) Butterfly Effect (3). Marco Polo, in his Travels, boasts of no fewer than 20,000 courtesans ready to serve foreign emissaries and merchants visiting the imperial court of the Great Khan. The East, simultaneously there and here, is always already exoticized and eroticized. This course examines the parallel constructions and representations of Eastern spaces, bodies, genders, and sexualities that continue to haunt the Western imaginary. Central to the discursive history of Orientalism is the figure of Madame Butterfly--geisha, lover, mother, and wife. Alongside and against Cho-Cho San, however, are the Dragon Lady, Mulan the female warrior, and men who intentionally or unwittingly assume the role of the Butterfly. Between fantasy and reality, is the East an effect of cross-cultural encounters? Or does it effect its own figurations in a complex network of negotiations? Cultural artifacts include Pierre Loti's Madame Chrysanthème; John Luther Long's original short story and later novella Madame Butterfly, as well as David Belasco's play, Giacomo Puccini's opera, David Henry Hwang's play M. Butterfly, and Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil's musical Miss Saigon; Arthur Golden's Memoirs of a Geisha; the legends of Mulan and Maxine Hong Kingston's The Woman Warrior; Graham Greene's The Quiet American; and Marguerite Duras' The Lover. We also look at various cinematic adaptations and visual traditions of the Butterfly, including Kenji Mizoguchi's 1956 Sisters of the Gion, Jerry Lewis' 1958 The Geisha Boy, the films of Anna May Wong, and the works of Margaret Cho. Emphases are on the practice of close reading, introduction to literary theory, and critical research skills. A series of short papers culminate in a long research paper. (HL) Kao.

Writing Outside the Lines

ENGL 305 - Miranda, Deborah A.

Previous workshop experience recommended. Students who have successfully completed ENGL 203, 204, 205, 206, or 207 should inform the department's administrative assistant, who will grant them permission to enroll. All others should email a short sample of their writing to the professor. The boundaries between genres can limit imagination; this course opens up those borders and invites experimentation and exploration. Designed to help students become better acquainted with craft, technique, and process, the course focuses on mixed-genre writing that defies easy categorization through combining stylistic traits of more than one creative genre (examples might include the prose poem, narrative poem, dramatic monologue, flash fiction, novel vignettes, poetic memoirs, and other hybrids) as well as transforming a piece from one genre to another (for example, turning a poem into flash fiction or monologue). The course requires regular writing and outside reading.

Shakespearean Genres

ENGL 320 - Pickett, Holly C.

In a given term, this course focuses on one or two of the major genres explored by Shakespeare (e.g., histories, tragedies, comedies, tragicomedies/romances, lyric and narrative poetry), in light of Renaissance literary conventions and recent theoretical approaches. Students consider the ways in which Shakespeare's generic experiments are variably inflected by gender, by political considerations, by habitat, and by history.

Postcolonial Literature

ENGL 350 - Keen, Suzanne P.

A study of the finest writers of postcolonial poetry, drama, and fiction in English. The course examines themes and techniques in a historical context, asking what "postcolonial" means to writers of countries formerly colonized by the British. Topics include colonization and decolonization; writing in the colonizer's language; questions of universality; hybridity, exile, and migrancy; the relationship of postcolonial to postmodern; Orientalism; censorship; and the role of post-imperial Britain in the publication, distribution, and consumption of postcolonial literature.

19th-Century American Novel

ENGL 367 - Campbell, Emahunn Raheem A. / Wheeler, Lesley M.

A reading of major American novelists, focusing especially on Poe, Melville, and Hawthorne.  We also consider the relationship between the novel and punishment, especially in the works of Harriet Beecher Stowe, George Lippard, and William Wells Brown.  Additionally, we read fictions during the second half of the century by Twain, Chopin, and Chesnutt. 

Late 20th-Century North American Fiction

ENGL 369 - Gavaler, Christopher P. (Chris)

An exploration of fiction since World War II. Authors may include Wright, O'Connor, Highsmith, Nabokov, Capote, Pynchon, Silko, Atwood, and Morrison.

Hotel Orient

ENGL 382 - Kao, Wan-Chuan

This seminar charts the historical encounters between East and West through the very spaces that facilitate cross-cultural transactions from the medieval to the postmodern. If modern hotel consciousness is marked by transience, ennui, eroticism, and isolation, we ask whether or not the same characteristics held true in premodern hotel practices, and if the space of the Orient makes a difference in hotel writing. Semantically, "Orient" means not only the geographic east. As a verb, to orient means to position and ascertain one's bearings. In this sense, to write about lodging in the East is to sort out one's cultural and geopolitical orientation.

Senior Research and Writing

ENGL 413 - Miranda, Deborah A.

A collaborative group research and writing project for senior majors, conducted in supervising faculty members' areas of expertise, with directed independent study culminating in a substantial final project. Possible topics include ecocriticism, literature and psychology, material conditions of authorship, and documentary poetics.

Fall 2015 topic:

ENGL 413-01: Senior Research and Writing: Disobedient Texts: Hybrid, Impure, & Bent Genres (3). Hybrid texts combine, transform, and subvert the conventions of narrative sub-genres, breaking down the boundaries between fiction, poetry, memoir, and drama. Many hybrid texts also import/re-vision/transform non-literary discourses from traditional archival resources; within these hybrid texts, word and image combine to create a text that is neither purely written, nor purely visual. This course explores alternative possibilities for literature to express and even bring about change in the worlds they describe. Possible authors include Silko, Miranda, Carson, Howe, Sikelianos, Griffin, Phillips, Wright, Sebald, Yamashita, Danielewski. (HL) Miranda.

Internship in Literary Editing with Shenandoah

ENGL 453 - Smith, Rodney T.

An apprenticeship in editing for one or more students each 12-week term with the editor of Shenandoah , Washington and Lee's literary magazine. Students are instructed in and assist in these facets of the editor's work: evaluation of manuscripts, proofreading/copyediting, the arrangement of work within an issue, selection of cover art, composing contributor's notes, responding to queries, and issuing news releases. Interns also work toward an understanding of the role of journals in contemporary literature. May be applied once to the English major or Creative Writing Minor and repeated for a maximum of six additional elective credits, as long as the specific projects undertaken are different.

Honors Thesis

ENGL 493 - Conner, Marc C.

A summary of prerequisites and requirements may be obtained at the English Department website (english.wlu.edu).

Honors Thesis

ENGL 493 - Gavaler, Christopher P. (Chris)

A summary of prerequisites and requirements may be obtained at the English Department website (english.wlu.edu).

Honors Thesis

ENGL 493 - Gertz, Genelle C.

A summary of prerequisites and requirements may be obtained at the English Department website (english.wlu.edu).

Honors Thesis

ENGL 493 - Pickett, Holly C.

A summary of prerequisites and requirements may be obtained at the English Department website (english.wlu.edu).

Honors Thesis

ENGL 493 - Smith, Rodney T.

A summary of prerequisites and requirements may be obtained at the English Department website (english.wlu.edu).


Spring 2015

See complete information about these courses in the course offerings database. For more information about a specific course, including course type, schedule and location, click on its title.

Topics in Creative Writing: Playwriting

ENGL 202 - Gavaler, Christopher P. (Chris)

A course in the practice of writing plays, involving workshops, literary study, critical writing, and performance.

Topics in Creative Writing: Nonfiction

ENGL 206 - Leland, John G.

A course in the practice of writing nonfiction, involving workshops, literary study, and critical writing. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

Spring 2015 topic:

ENGL 206-01:  Introduction to Writing Creative Nonfiction:  Reading the Land (4).  In the classroom we juxtapose literary appreciations of nature such as Thoreau's Walden Pond and Dillard's Pilgrim at Tinker Creek with more scientific approaches including Wessels' Reading the Forested Landscape and the Virginia Division of Mineral Resources' Geology of Rockbridge County, Virginia.  Written work includes a formal essay and a series of shorter assignments.  We apply what we learn in class in half- and full-day excursions which serve as the basis for two creative nonfiction essays that combine the personal with the academic (geological, historical, botanical).  Students must be physically able to hike and know how to swim to participate fully in the course.  (HA) Leland

The Bible as Literature: Exile and Return

ENGL 237 - Gertz, Genelle C.

Students may not take for degree credit both this course and ENGL 236.  Stories of leaving, and one day returning, are found in nearly every book of the Bible.  Leaving Eden, Ur, or Israel; being sold from one's homeland into slavery; losing the messiah—all of these exiles are critical to any study of the Bible, as well as later literature based on the Bible.  As the poet John Milton well understood, exile, by its nature, includes longing for a return—either to Paradise, to one's homeland, or to the deity's presence on earth; it can also include desire for a new settlement, and a new historical era.  Themes of exile and return connect the Bible to the genre of epic, another ancient literary form, where homecoming and settlement sometimes hail the beginning of a new people, nation, or age.  This course explores themes of exile and return in Genesis and Exodus, I and II Kings, Ezekiel, the Gospels of Matthew and John, and the books of Acts and Revelation.  Exile and return feature not just as recurrent themes in separate books, but as narrative forms themselves (such as epic, or even the law, which exiles narrative), as metaphors, spiritual states, and central tropes of Biblical literature.  In addition to focused literary study, we engage with Biblical forms through the history of the book and in local religious contexts.  We study rare Bibles available in special collections and facsimile, becoming familiar with how the bible was experienced in earlier historical periods.  Finally, students engage in fieldwork involving attendance and observance of how local religious communities (outside of one's own faith tradition) read scripture today.

Individual Shakespeare Play

ENGL 242 - Pickett, Holly C.

A detailed study of a single Shakespearean play, including its sources, textual variants, performance history, film adaptations and literary and cultural legacy. The course includes both performance-based and analytical assignments.

Spring 2015 topic:

ENGL 242-01:  Shakespeare:  Hamlet's Ghosts (4).  A specter is haunting Europe—and, for that matter, the rest of the world—the specter of Hamlet.  Translated into languages from Finnish to Klingon, the play has captured the imaginations of readers and artists worldwide.  In the first part of our course, we examine Shakespeare's play in detail, studying its sources, textual variants, performance history, and film adaptations.  Subsequently, special attention is given to the play's literary and cultural legacy to see ways the play has been both cited and revised to comment on our modern situation.  Students write analytical and creative papers as well as perform a scene from Hamlet in groups.  A two-day workshop at the Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton help students prepare for their scene performances.  (HL)  Pickett  

Reading Lolita in Lexington

ENGL 285 - Brodie, Laura F.

This class uses Azar Nafisi's memoir, Reading Lolita in Tehran , as a centerpiece for learning about Islam, Iran, and the intersections between Western literature and the lives of contemporary Iranian women. We read The Great Gatsby , Lolita , and Pride and Prejudice , exploring how they resonated in the lives of Nafisi's students in Tehran. We also visit The Islamic Center of Washington and conduct journalistic research into attitudes about Iran and Islam.

Topics in British Literature

ENGL 292 - Keen, Suzanne P.

Studies in British literature, supported by attention to historical contexts. Versions of this course may survey several periods or concentrate on a group of works from a short span of time. Students develop their analytical writing skills in a series of short papers. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

Spring 2015 topic:

ENGL 292: Remembering the Great War (4). On the centenary of the Great War, we read the combatant-poets and memoirists, their contemporaries (modernists), and plays, films, and novels by writers of later generations. Authors include Pat Barker, Sebastian Barry, Rupert Brooke, H.D., T. S. Eliot, Sigmund Freud, Robert Graves, Ivor Gurney, David Jones, Joan Littlewood, Wilfred Owen, Jessie Pope, Siegfried Sassoon, and Isaac Rosenberg. In afternoon screenings, we will view All Quiet on the Western Front (1930), Paths of Glory (1957), Gallipoli (1981), and War Horse (2011). Emphasis on the enduring images and changing tropes of the Great War. (HL) Keen.

Fall 2014 topic:

ENGL 292-01: Topics in British Literature: Seeing Gothic (3). Ruined castles, haunted houses, secret passages, apparitions, doppelgangers, vampires, monsters, murder, and madness--in short, the stuff of nightmares and the focus of this course. This class surveys the "gothic": works dealing with the horrific, the grotesque, the uncanny, and the supernatural. We begin by examining the first appearance of gothic novels in the presumptively rational and clearheaded eighteenth century (authors include Walpole, Radcliffe, and Beckford) before turning to some notorious nineteenth-century examples of the genre (such as Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights, and stories by Edgar Allan Poe). Our ultimate aim, though, is to track how these earlier gothic works influenced twentieth-century horror cinema. To that end, we read the aforementioned texts alongside gothic films like Kubrick's The Shining, Roeg's Don't Look Now, Dreyer's Vampyr, Mizoguchi's Ugetsu, and Aronofsky's Black Swan. Along the way, we see that gothic texts continually blur the thin line between madness and sanity, make a place for the supernatural in an increasingly rationalized world, and force us to face the limits of human experience. (HL) Staff

Topics in American Literature

ENGL 293 - Oliver, Bill

Studies in American literature, supported by attention to historical contexts. Versions of this course may survey several periods or concentrate on a group of works from a short span of time. Students develop their analytical writing skills in a series of short papers. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

Spring 2015 topic:

ENGL 293-01:  Topics in American Literature:  American Short Story (4).  This course is a study of the evolution of the short story in America from its roots, both domestic and international, tracing the main branches of its development in the 20th century.  We also explore more recent permutations of the genre, such as magical realism, new realism, and minimalism.  Having gained an appreciation for the history and variety of this distinctly modern genre, we focus our attention on the work of two American masters of the form, contemporaries and erstwhile friends who frequently read and commented on each other's work—Hemingway and Fitzgerald.  We examine how they were influenced by their predecessors and by each other and how each helped to shape the genre.  (HL) Oliver  

Winter 2015 topics:

ENGL 293-01: Topics in American Literature: Form and Freedom in Modern American Poetry (3). Robert Frost once said that writing free verse is like playing tennis without a net. This course challenges that statement by examining the structure of free verse, from Whitman and Williams through J. Ivy, before considering all the freedom that poets like Frost, Bishop, and Wilbur found in sonnets, villanelles and sestinas. An overview of American lyric poetry from the past 150 years. (HL) Brodie. ENGL 293-02: Topics in American Literature: Chicana/o or Mexican American Literature (3). This course explores a broad spectrum of the forms and genres of Chicana/o literature produced over the last 30 years, including the political treatise, novel, short story, and poem. Readings, videos and guest speakers discuss the historical and literary contexts of Chicana/o literature, bringing to light the multiple intersections of race, gender, class, and sexuality. The scope of the course covers the foundational texts of Chicana/o literature beginning with Movement-inspired concepts and moving through a sampling of the new terrain being explored by feminists, cultural critics, and queer writers at the beginning of the 21st century. Typical authors featured include Rivera, Rodriguez, Cisneros, Anzaldua, Trujillo, Anaya, Viramontes. (HL) Miranda.

Fall 2014 topic:

ENGL 293-01: Topics in American Literature: Spectatorship and Sexuality (3). How might we come to understand the relationship between image, spectatorship and gender? For the past 40 years, cinema has been a principle terrain upon which feminist debates over representation and identity have emerged. Through a sampling of key films and texts, this course charts those debates. Beginning with the psychoanalytic discussions of the 1970s and '80s, we venture through to the postcolonial and "postmodern" responses of the late 1990s and conclude with an extended consideration of femininity in contemporary popular film. Through class discussion and written critique, students are invited to become discerning spectators of their own visual landscapes. (HL) Renault-Steele

Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry

ENGL 307 - Miranda, Deborah A.

A workshop in writing poems, requiring regular writing and outside reading. Students who have successfully completed either ENGL 204 or 205 should inform Mrs. O'Connell, who will grant them permission to enroll. All others should email a short sample of their poetry to Professor Miranda at mirandad@wlu.edu.

Spring 2015 topic:

ENGL 307: Fresh/ Local/ Wild: The Poetics of Food (4). Prerequisites: Three credits in 200-level English and Instructor consent. Students must submit writing samples to qualify for admission. ENGL 203 and/or 204 recommended. Limited enrollment. This class visits fresh/local/wild food venues each week, where sensory explorations focus on all aspects of foraging, creating, adapting and eating food. Coursework includes guided writing exercises based on the landscape/geography of food both in the field and classroom, with in-depth readings that help us turn topics like food politics, food insecurity, sustainable agriculture and genetically modified foods into poetry. Individual handmade chapbooks of the term's poems serve as the final product. A service learning component is also included in the course through Campus Kitchen. (HA) Miranda. Spring 2015 and alternate years

History of the English Language

ENGL 311 - Kao, Wan-Chuan

In The Canterbury Tales, Chaucer's Friar can "make his Englissh sweete upon his tonge."  This course examines not only the alleged "sweetness" of English but also the evolution of the language from its origins to the present.  We study basic terms and concepts of linguistics and trace the changes in structure, pronunciation, and vocabulary from Old English, Middle English, Early Modern English to Modern English.  We consider how historical and cultural forces—invasion, revolution, migration, colonization, and assimilation—shape the language.  Moreover, we examine language myths, the construction of standard English, issues of correctness, orality, pidgins and creoles, and the variety of Englishes in their diverse configurations.  Finally, we ask how new media and technological praxes—hypertext, email, texting, and tweeting—have changed the English language, and if English may or may not be the lingua franca of our increasingly globalized world.  Requirements:  attendance, participation, quizzes, final exam, an oral presentation on a language myth, a short comparative paper, and a small-group digital humanities etymology project.   

Exploring the West of Ireland

ENGL 388 - Conner, Marc C.

This course spends four weeks in the southwest of Ireland, based in Dingle, County Kerry.  From here we visit and study the dramatic Irish landscape of the Dingle Peninsula and the Irish Southwest.  We focus primarily on sites associated with the great 20th-century Irish writers, such as Yeats's tower of Thoor Ballylee, Lady Gregory's estate of Coole Park, and the Aran Islands so beloved of J. M. Synge.  We read a range of Irish literature, from medieval poetry and mythic saga to the great achievements of the Irish Revival, such as the poetry of Yeats and the plays of Synge, and also work from more recent Irish writers such as Heaney and O'Brien.  Students write four interpretive essays, several "site readings," and a travel journal/experiential web log of their travels.

Directed Individual Study

ENGL 403 - Keen, Suzanne P.

A course designed for special students who wish to continue a line of study begun in an earlier advanced course. Their applications approved by the department and accepted by their proposed directors, the students may embark upon directed independent study which must culminate in acceptable papers. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

Winter 2015 topic:

ENGL 403-04: Directed Individual Study: Literary Representation of Women in Britain (0). Readings of fiction by Elizabeth Bowen, Sarah Waters, Virginia Woolf, and other British authors who focus on the inter-war years and the World War II period, either as they experienced the period or as historical reconstruction. Keen. Winter 2015


Winter 2015

See complete information about these courses in the course offerings database. For more information about a specific course, including course type, schedule and location, click on its title.

Topics in Creative Writing: Fiction

ENGL 203 - Smith, Rodney T.

A course in the practice of writing short fiction, involving workshops, literary study, and critical writing.

Winter 2015 topic:

ENGL 203: Topics in Creative Writing: Fiction (3). The practice of writing short fiction, with an emphasis on the short-short and flash-fiction subgenres. The course involves workshops, literary study of the short short's history and practice and critical writing about both published and student work, culminating in a portfolio or revised stories and an essay about the modes and strategies of the short short. (HL) Smith.

Topics in Creative Writing: Poetry

ENGL 204 - Miranda, Deborah A.

A course in the practice of writing poetry, involving workshops, literary study, and critical writing.

Topics in Creative Writing: Poetry

ENGL 204 - Miranda, Deborah A.

A course in the practice of writing poetry, involving workshops, literary study, and critical writing.

Topics in Creative Writing: Nonfiction

ENGL 206 - Leland, John G.

A course in the practice of writing nonfiction, involving workshops, literary study, and critical writing. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

Spring 2015 topic:

ENGL 206-01:  Introduction to Writing Creative Nonfiction:  Reading the Land (4).  In the classroom we juxtapose literary appreciations of nature such as Thoreau's Walden Pond and Dillard's Pilgrim at Tinker Creek with more scientific approaches including Wessels' Reading the Forested Landscape and the Virginia Division of Mineral Resources' Geology of Rockbridge County, Virginia.  Written work includes a formal essay and a series of shorter assignments.  We apply what we learn in class in half- and full-day excursions which serve as the basis for two creative nonfiction essays that combine the personal with the academic (geological, historical, botanical).  Students must be physically able to hike and know how to swim to participate fully in the course.  (HA) Leland

Film

ENGL 233 - Keiser, Jess C.

An introductory study of film in English. The course may focus on major representative texts or upon a subgenre or thematic approach. In all cases, the course introduces students to fundamental issues in the history and theory of film.

Film

ENGL 233 - Keiser, Jess C.

An introductory study of film in English. The course may focus on major representative texts or upon a subgenre or thematic approach. In all cases, the course introduces students to fundamental issues in the history and theory of film.

Shakespeare

ENGL 252 - Gertz, Genelle C.

A study of the major genres of Shakespeare's plays, employing analysis shaped by formal, historical, and performance-based questions. Emphasis is given to tracing how Shakespeare's work engages early modern cultural concerns, such as the nature of political rule, gender, religion, and sexuality. A variety of skills are developed in order to assist students with interpretation, which may include verse analysis, study of early modern dramatic forms, performance workshops, two medium-length papers, reviews of live play productions, and a final, student-directed performance of a selected play

Southern American Literature

ENGL 253 - Smout, Kary

A study of selected fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction by Southern writers in their historical and literary contexts. We practice multiple approaches to critical reading, and students develop their analytical writing skills in a series of short papers.

Literary Approaches to Poverty

ENGL 260 - Kao, Wan-Chuan

Examines literary responses to the experience of poverty, imaginative representations of human life in straitened circumstances, and arguments about the causes and consequences of poverty that appear in literature. Critical consideration of dominant paradigms ("the country and the city," "the deserving poor," "the two nations," "from rags to riches," "the fallen woman," "the abyss") augments reading based in cultural contexts. Historical focus will vary according to professor's areas of interest and expertise.

Winter 2015 topic:

ENGL 260: Literary Approaches to Poverty: Medieval Poverty and Labor (3). Is poverty an ideal state of existence or a socioeconomic plight in need of fixing? Should the poor be put to work? In the Middle Ages, poverty was both a blessed condition of being and a dire social crisis. This course explores medieval experiences of poverty: estates, piety, charity, mendicancy, labor, gender, the Great Famine, Black Death, and urbanization. Texts include saint's lives (St. Francis of Assisi), Thomas Aquinas, Piers Plowman, Shepherds' Plays, Sir Orfeo, patient Griselda, and the legends of Robin Hood. We pay close attention to medieval understandings of poverty and labor, as well as modern parallels. All texts are read in modern English translation. (HL) Kao.

Topics in American Literature

ENGL 293 - Brodie, Laura F.

Studies in American literature, supported by attention to historical contexts. Versions of this course may survey several periods or concentrate on a group of works from a short span of time. Students develop their analytical writing skills in a series of short papers. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

Spring 2015 topic:

ENGL 293-01:  Topics in American Literature:  American Short Story (4).  This course is a study of the evolution of the short story in America from its roots, both domestic and international, tracing the main branches of its development in the 20th century.  We also explore more recent permutations of the genre, such as magical realism, new realism, and minimalism.  Having gained an appreciation for the history and variety of this distinctly modern genre, we focus our attention on the work of two American masters of the form, contemporaries and erstwhile friends who frequently read and commented on each other's work—Hemingway and Fitzgerald.  We examine how they were influenced by their predecessors and by each other and how each helped to shape the genre.  (HL) Oliver  

Winter 2015 topics:

ENGL 293-01: Topics in American Literature: Form and Freedom in Modern American Poetry (3). Robert Frost once said that writing free verse is like playing tennis without a net. This course challenges that statement by examining the structure of free verse, from Whitman and Williams through J. Ivy, before considering all the freedom that poets like Frost, Bishop, and Wilbur found in sonnets, villanelles and sestinas. An overview of American lyric poetry from the past 150 years. (HL) Brodie. ENGL 293-02: Topics in American Literature: Chicana/o or Mexican American Literature (3). This course explores a broad spectrum of the forms and genres of Chicana/o literature produced over the last 30 years, including the political treatise, novel, short story, and poem. Readings, videos and guest speakers discuss the historical and literary contexts of Chicana/o literature, bringing to light the multiple intersections of race, gender, class, and sexuality. The scope of the course covers the foundational texts of Chicana/o literature beginning with Movement-inspired concepts and moving through a sampling of the new terrain being explored by feminists, cultural critics, and queer writers at the beginning of the 21st century. Typical authors featured include Rivera, Rodriguez, Cisneros, Anzaldua, Trujillo, Anaya, Viramontes. (HL) Miranda.

Fall 2014 topic:

ENGL 293-01: Topics in American Literature: Spectatorship and Sexuality (3). How might we come to understand the relationship between image, spectatorship and gender? For the past 40 years, cinema has been a principle terrain upon which feminist debates over representation and identity have emerged. Through a sampling of key films and texts, this course charts those debates. Beginning with the psychoanalytic discussions of the 1970s and '80s, we venture through to the postcolonial and "postmodern" responses of the late 1990s and conclude with an extended consideration of femininity in contemporary popular film. Through class discussion and written critique, students are invited to become discerning spectators of their own visual landscapes. (HL) Renault-Steele

Topics in American Literature

ENGL 293 - Miranda, Deborah A.

Studies in American literature, supported by attention to historical contexts. Versions of this course may survey several periods or concentrate on a group of works from a short span of time. Students develop their analytical writing skills in a series of short papers. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

Spring 2015 topic:

ENGL 293-01:  Topics in American Literature:  American Short Story (4).  This course is a study of the evolution of the short story in America from its roots, both domestic and international, tracing the main branches of its development in the 20th century.  We also explore more recent permutations of the genre, such as magical realism, new realism, and minimalism.  Having gained an appreciation for the history and variety of this distinctly modern genre, we focus our attention on the work of two American masters of the form, contemporaries and erstwhile friends who frequently read and commented on each other's work—Hemingway and Fitzgerald.  We examine how they were influenced by their predecessors and by each other and how each helped to shape the genre.  (HL) Oliver  

Winter 2015 topics:

ENGL 293-01: Topics in American Literature: Form and Freedom in Modern American Poetry (3). Robert Frost once said that writing free verse is like playing tennis without a net. This course challenges that statement by examining the structure of free verse, from Whitman and Williams through J. Ivy, before considering all the freedom that poets like Frost, Bishop, and Wilbur found in sonnets, villanelles and sestinas. An overview of American lyric poetry from the past 150 years. (HL) Brodie. ENGL 293-02: Topics in American Literature: Chicana/o or Mexican American Literature (3). This course explores a broad spectrum of the forms and genres of Chicana/o literature produced over the last 30 years, including the political treatise, novel, short story, and poem. Readings, videos and guest speakers discuss the historical and literary contexts of Chicana/o literature, bringing to light the multiple intersections of race, gender, class, and sexuality. The scope of the course covers the foundational texts of Chicana/o literature beginning with Movement-inspired concepts and moving through a sampling of the new terrain being explored by feminists, cultural critics, and queer writers at the beginning of the 21st century. Typical authors featured include Rivera, Rodriguez, Cisneros, Anzaldua, Trujillo, Anaya, Viramontes. (HL) Miranda.

Fall 2014 topic:

ENGL 293-01: Topics in American Literature: Spectatorship and Sexuality (3). How might we come to understand the relationship between image, spectatorship and gender? For the past 40 years, cinema has been a principle terrain upon which feminist debates over representation and identity have emerged. Through a sampling of key films and texts, this course charts those debates. Beginning with the psychoanalytic discussions of the 1970s and '80s, we venture through to the postcolonial and "postmodern" responses of the late 1990s and conclude with an extended consideration of femininity in contemporary popular film. Through class discussion and written critique, students are invited to become discerning spectators of their own visual landscapes. (HL) Renault-Steele

Topics in Environmental Literature

ENGL 294 - Warren, James P. (Jim)

Studies in the literature of natural history, exploration, and science pertaining to the fundamental relationships between nature and human culture. Versions of this course focus on particular periods and national literatures, or they concentrate on a specific theme or problem. Students develop their analytical writing skills in a series of short papers. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

Winter 2015 topic:

ENGL 294-01:  Topics in American Literature:  American Environmental Poetry (3).  In this course we read a selection of works by American poets from the seventeenth century to the present, but the majority of our readings are from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.  We ask how "nature poetry" becomes "environmental poetry," and what the difference in terminology signifies.  We develop skills in formal and thematic analysis of poems.  We ask how we read poems from different periods both within their own historical context and within our present historical context.  Poets include Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop, Gary Snyder, Simon Ortiz, and Pattiann Rogers.  (HL)  Warren

Seminar for Prospective Majors

ENGL 299 - Warren, James P. (Jim)

A study of a topic in literature issuing in a research process and sustained critical writing. Some recent topics have been Justice in Late Medieval Literature; Tragedy and Comedy; Western American Literature; Emily Dickinson; and Thomas Hardy: Novelist and Poet.

Winter 2015 topics:

ENGL 299-01: Seminar for Prospective Majors: Henry David Thoreau and American Transcendentalism (3). This course focuses on the writing of Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), reading them in relation to other major figures of American Transcendentalism. During Thoreau's short lifetime, New England culture was the site of far-reaching and profound social, political, scientific, and literary innovations. We combine close attention to works like Walden and The Maine Woods with research into the lyceum lecture series, anti-slavery movements, communitarian experiments, natural history and travel narratives, and the essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson. (HL) Warren. ENGL 299-02: Seminar for Prospective Majors: Revenge (3). In this seminar, preparatory to more advanced study in the English Department, we sharpen our skills as close readers of texts and as clear and compelling writers about literature and film. Our topic is one of the most common themes and sources of conflict in world literature: revenge. From Greek drama (such as Medea), to the Old Testament, to English Renaissance drama (The Spanish Tragedy, Hamlet), to contemporary film (Kill Bill), to world literature and film (Chushingura, The Virgin Spring), the revenge motive has propelled plots and characters and has spun off sub-genres, such as detective fiction, gangster violence, and legal drama. The course culminates in a longer paper on the topic and texts of your choice that showcase your skills in textual analysis, application of pertinent theory, and research. (HL) Dobin.

Fall 2014 Topics:

ENGL 299-01: Seminar for Prospective Majors: Detective Fiction (3). A close study of the popular sub-genre, detective fiction, culminating in the writing of a research paper. We study detective fiction from the beginnings of the form in the nineteenth century to contemporary examples, touching on the golden age of British detective fiction ("whodunits" and puzzlers), private eyes, hard-boiled detectives, police procedurals, psychological thrillers, and historical and metaphysical mysteries. Authors are selected from among the following: Wilkie Collins, Arthur Conan Doyle, Dorothy Sayers, Raymond Chandler, James M. Cain, Josephine Tey, P. D. James, Ruth Rendell, Paul Auster, Laurie R. King, Walter Mosley, P. B. Kerr, and Alan Bradley. Some authors and modes are represented by film adaptations rather than by novels. (HL) Keen  

ENGL 299-02: Seminar: The Native Writes Back:American Indian Literatures and U.S. History (3). "History is written by the victors. Literature is written by the survivors." For most of U.S. history, the voices and testimonies of Native American writers have been absent, silenced, or erased from our textbooks and cultural mythology. With few exceptions, non-natives usually told the Native American story in America. With the start of the Native American Literary Renaissance in the late 1960s, however, Indian writers have been using fiction, memoir, poetry, creative non-fiction, film-making, stand-up comedy, and music to re-write U.S. history from a Native point of view. This course examines specific events in U.S History from a Native American perspective as reflected in Native-authored texts to see how Indians present that re-visioning, how it is translated from various sources into literature, and the effectiveness it has in helping U.S. citizens re-imagine ourselves in contemporary times. (HL) Miranda.

Seminar for Prospective Majors

ENGL 299 - Dobin, Howard N. (Hank)

A study of a topic in literature issuing in a research process and sustained critical writing. Some recent topics have been Justice in Late Medieval Literature; Tragedy and Comedy; Western American Literature; Emily Dickinson; and Thomas Hardy: Novelist and Poet.

Winter 2015 topics:

ENGL 299-01: Seminar for Prospective Majors: Henry David Thoreau and American Transcendentalism (3). This course focuses on the writing of Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), reading them in relation to other major figures of American Transcendentalism. During Thoreau's short lifetime, New England culture was the site of far-reaching and profound social, political, scientific, and literary innovations. We combine close attention to works like Walden and The Maine Woods with research into the lyceum lecture series, anti-slavery movements, communitarian experiments, natural history and travel narratives, and the essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson. (HL) Warren. ENGL 299-02: Seminar for Prospective Majors: Revenge (3). In this seminar, preparatory to more advanced study in the English Department, we sharpen our skills as close readers of texts and as clear and compelling writers about literature and film. Our topic is one of the most common themes and sources of conflict in world literature: revenge. From Greek drama (such as Medea), to the Old Testament, to English Renaissance drama (The Spanish Tragedy, Hamlet), to contemporary film (Kill Bill), to world literature and film (Chushingura, The Virgin Spring), the revenge motive has propelled plots and characters and has spun off sub-genres, such as detective fiction, gangster violence, and legal drama. The course culminates in a longer paper on the topic and texts of your choice that showcase your skills in textual analysis, application of pertinent theory, and research. (HL) Dobin.

Fall 2014 Topics:

ENGL 299-01: Seminar for Prospective Majors: Detective Fiction (3). A close study of the popular sub-genre, detective fiction, culminating in the writing of a research paper. We study detective fiction from the beginnings of the form in the nineteenth century to contemporary examples, touching on the golden age of British detective fiction ("whodunits" and puzzlers), private eyes, hard-boiled detectives, police procedurals, psychological thrillers, and historical and metaphysical mysteries. Authors are selected from among the following: Wilkie Collins, Arthur Conan Doyle, Dorothy Sayers, Raymond Chandler, James M. Cain, Josephine Tey, P. D. James, Ruth Rendell, Paul Auster, Laurie R. King, Walter Mosley, P. B. Kerr, and Alan Bradley. Some authors and modes are represented by film adaptations rather than by novels. (HL) Keen  

ENGL 299-02: Seminar: The Native Writes Back:American Indian Literatures and U.S. History (3). "History is written by the victors. Literature is written by the survivors." For most of U.S. history, the voices and testimonies of Native American writers have been absent, silenced, or erased from our textbooks and cultural mythology. With few exceptions, non-natives usually told the Native American story in America. With the start of the Native American Literary Renaissance in the late 1960s, however, Indian writers have been using fiction, memoir, poetry, creative non-fiction, film-making, stand-up comedy, and music to re-write U.S. history from a Native point of view. This course examines specific events in U.S History from a Native American perspective as reflected in Native-authored texts to see how Indians present that re-visioning, how it is translated from various sources into literature, and the effectiveness it has in helping U.S. citizens re-imagine ourselves in contemporary times. (HL) Miranda.

Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction

ENGL 308 - Gavaler, Christopher P. (Chris)

A workshop in writing fiction, requiring regular writing and outside reading.

Winter 2015 topic:

ENGL 308: Advanced Creative Writing: Literary Genre Fiction (3). Reflecting literary trends of the last decade, students explore the intersections between traditional pulp genres and narrative realism. They draft and revise stories that use elements from a range of possible genres--science fiction, fantasy, horror, detective, romance--while also developing complex characters grounded in psychological realism. (HL) Gavaler.

Shakespeare and Company

ENGL 319 - Pickett, Holly C.

Focusing on the repertory and working conditions of the two play companies with which he was centrally involved, this course examines plays by Shakespeare and several of his contemporary collaborators and colleagues (Jonson, Middleton, Fletcher). Attentive to stage history and the evolution of dramatic texts within print culture, students consider the degree to which Shakespeare was both a representative and an exceptional player in Renaissance London's "show business."

Milton

ENGL 330 - Gertz, Genelle C.

This course surveys one of the most talented and probing authors of the English language -- a man whose reading knowledge and poetic output has never been matched, and whose work has influenced a host of writers after him, including Alexander Pope, William Blake, William Wordsworth, and Mary Shelley. In this course, we read selections from Milton's literary corpus, drawing from such diverse genres as lyric, drama, epic and prose polemic. As part of their study of epic form, students create a digital humanities project rendering Paradise Lost in gaming context. Quests, heroes,ethical choices and exploration of new worlds in Paradise Lost are rendered as a game. Students read Milton in the context of literary criticism and place him within his historical milieu, not the least of which includes England's dizzying series of political metamorphoses from Monarchy to Commonwealth, Commonwealth to Protectorate, and Protectorate back to Monarchy.

Victorian Poetry: Victorian Pairs

ENGL 348 - Brodie, Laura F.

This course offers an overview of Victorian poetry by examining four pairs of poets. Elizabeth Barrett Browning and her husband, Robert, offer lessons in gender roles in Victorian England. Dante Gabriel Rossetti and his sister, Christina, provide a window into the Pre-Raphaelite movement. Works by Alfred Tennyson and Matthew Arnold exemplify the Victorian elegiac mode, and Gerard Manley Hopkins and Thomas Hardy illustrate faith and skepticism in the transition to modernism.

African-American Literature

ENGL 366 - Wheeler, Lesley M.

A focused engagement with the African-American literary tradition, from its beginnings in the late 18th century through its powerful assertions in the 21st. The focus of each term's offering may vary; different versions of the course might emphasize a genre, author, or period such as poetry, Ralph Ellison, or the Harlem Renaissance.

Winter 2015 topic:

ENGL 366: African-American Poetry (3). A study of African-American poetry and poetics, with attention to their intersection with politics and music. While we focus mainly on 20th- and 21st-century works, history and remembrance are a recurring motif in our readings and conversations. (HL) Wheeler.

Literary Theory

ENGL 370 - Warren, James P. (Jim)

An introduction to literary theory, focusing on classic texts in literary criticism and on contemporary developments such as Formalism, Structuralism, Deconstruction, Marxism, New Historicism and Cultural Studies, Feminism and Gender Studies, and Ecocriticism.

Advanced Seminar

ENGL 380 - Keiser, Jess C.

A seminar course on a topic, genre, figure, or school (e.g. African-American women's literature, epic film, Leslie Marmon Silko, feminist literary theory) with special emphasis on research and discussion. The topic will be limited in scope to permit study in depth. Student suggestions for topics are welcome. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

Winter 2015 topic:

ENGL 380: Advanced Seminar: The Ghost in the Machine (3). Consciousness is both very familiar and very strange. As you read these words, you probably don't doubt that you're conscious. But what exactly is consciousness? Where does it come from? Is it the result of an immaterial soul buried somewhere deep within the body--a kind of "ghost in the machine," as the philosopher Gilbert Ryle puts it--or does the body alone do all the thinking? In this course, we consider the way in which literature--from the 17th and 18th centuries to the present--responds to these problems of self, soul, matter, and consciousness. We read scurrilous love poetry (by the Earl of Rochester) and experimental novels (by Eliza Haywood) where the body has a mind of its own. We see how writers like Laurence Sterne and Virginia Woolf attempt to capture the fleeting movements of the psyche by developing a "stream of consciousness" style. We consider how certain literary texts give us a glimpse into the inner lives of non-human thinking things (such as a bat, a talking parrot, and even a brain in a vat). We also think about how literature responds to developments in neuroscience--which means reading some contemporary "neuro-novels" by Richard Powers, Rivka Galchen, and Ian McEwan. (HL) Keiser.

Fall 2014 topics:

ENGL 380-01: Advanced Seminar: Cormac McCarthy (3). A study of selected works by one of America's most renowned post-modern authors, who treats shocking subjects in an inimitable style. McCarthy has developed gradually over the last 50 years from a struggling writer and auto parts worker too poor to buy toothpaste to a number one box office draw, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, eager candidate for the Nobel Prize, and author of a major motion picture. Our key questions: Why is McCarthy so famous now? How does he do it? What do his works say to us that we are drawn to hear? (HL) Smout. Fall 2014 ENGL 380-02: Advanced Seminar: Celluloid Shakespeare (3). The films adapted from or inspired by William Shakespeare's plays are a genre unto themselves. We study a selection of films, not focused on their faithfulness to the original playscript, but on the creative choices and meanings of the distinct medium of film. We see how the modern era has transmuted the plays through the lens of contemporary sensibility, politics, and culture--and through this new visual mode of storytelling. This course is very much an exploration of how to interpret and appreciate film broadly, as we learn the concepts and lexicon of film with Shakespeare as our case study. Our methods vary: sometimes we study the play in detail and compare several film versions; or we see a film fresh--without having read the play--to approach it as a work of art on its own terms; or we hear individual reports from students about additional films to expand the repertoire of films we study and enjoy. The films we view range from multiple versions of Hamlet, Macbeth, and A Midsummer Night's Dream, to adaptations of As You Like It and Henry V, to original Shakespeare-inspired films such as Forbidden Planet, A Thousand Acres, and My Own Private Idaho. (HL) Dobin. Fall 2014 ENGL 380-04: Thrilling Tales: New North American Fiction (3). A study of 21st-century novels and short stories by North American authors. We examine the recent movement of literary fiction into genres traditionally limited to pulp writing. Texts may include: McSweeney's Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales edited by Michael Chabon; Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake; Isabel Allende's Zorro; Sherman Alexie's Flight; Octavia Butler's Fledgling; Cormac McCarthy's The Road; Junot Diaz's The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao; Colson Whitehead's Zone One, and Austin Grossman's Soon I Will Be Invincible. (HL) Gavaler. Fall 2014

Ireland in Literature, History, and Film

ENGL 384 - Conner, Marc C.

 This seminar seeks to immerse the student in the history and culture of Ireland through a range of media and methods. The primary focus of the course is on modern Irish literature--the seminal writings of the early 20th century, the so-called "Irish Renaissance"--but its secondary focus is on the world from which those writings emerged, and the world that followed upon those writings and was changed utterly by them. Through literary readings (both primary and secondary), texts of cultural history, memoir, and folklore, and through film (an increasingly potent form of expression in Ireland), we seek to understand the major movements in Ireland that led to its great cultural achievements in the 20th century, as well as the near-century that has followed the Renaissance and that still structures Ireland to this day. The seminar is also the prerequisite ENGL 388: Spring Term in Ireland taught in the following term, serving as orientation and preparation for that program and enabling students to be well-prepared when they arrive in Ireland.

Directed Individual Study

ENGL 403 - Smith, Rodney T.

A course designed for special students who wish to continue a line of study begun in an earlier advanced course. Their applications approved by the department and accepted by their proposed directors, the students may embark upon directed independent study which must culminate in acceptable papers. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

Winter 2015 topic:

ENGL 403-04: Directed Individual Study: Literary Representation of Women in Britain (0). Readings of fiction by Elizabeth Bowen, Sarah Waters, Virginia Woolf, and other British authors who focus on the inter-war years and the World War II period, either as they experienced the period or as historical reconstruction. Keen. Winter 2015

Directed Individual Study

ENGL 403 - Gavaler, Christopher P. (Chris)

A course designed for special students who wish to continue a line of study begun in an earlier advanced course. Their applications approved by the department and accepted by their proposed directors, the students may embark upon directed independent study which must culminate in acceptable papers. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

Winter 2015 topic:

ENGL 403-04: Directed Individual Study: Literary Representation of Women in Britain (0). Readings of fiction by Elizabeth Bowen, Sarah Waters, Virginia Woolf, and other British authors who focus on the inter-war years and the World War II period, either as they experienced the period or as historical reconstruction. Keen. Winter 2015

Directed Individual Study

ENGL 403 - Warren, James P. (Jim)

A course designed for special students who wish to continue a line of study begun in an earlier advanced course. Their applications approved by the department and accepted by their proposed directors, the students may embark upon directed independent study which must culminate in acceptable papers. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

Winter 2015 topic:

ENGL 403-04: Directed Individual Study: Literary Representation of Women in Britain (0). Readings of fiction by Elizabeth Bowen, Sarah Waters, Virginia Woolf, and other British authors who focus on the inter-war years and the World War II period, either as they experienced the period or as historical reconstruction. Keen. Winter 2015

Directed Individual Study

ENGL 403 - Keen, Suzanne P.

A course designed for special students who wish to continue a line of study begun in an earlier advanced course. Their applications approved by the department and accepted by their proposed directors, the students may embark upon directed independent study which must culminate in acceptable papers. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

Winter 2015 topic:

ENGL 403-04: Directed Individual Study: Literary Representation of Women in Britain (0). Readings of fiction by Elizabeth Bowen, Sarah Waters, Virginia Woolf, and other British authors who focus on the inter-war years and the World War II period, either as they experienced the period or as historical reconstruction. Keen. Winter 2015

Senior Research and Writing

ENGL 413 - Pickett, Holly C.

A collaborative group research and writing project for senior majors, conducted in supervising faculty members' areas of expertise, with directed independent study culminating in a substantial final project. Possible topics include poetic voice, ecocriticism, literature and psychology, material conditions of authorship, and modern Irish studies.

Winter 2015 topics:

ENGL 413-01: Senior Research and Writing: Synesthesia: Cognition, Literature, and the Senses (3). Synesthesia is both a literary device and a neurological condition; in both cases, multiple senses are conjoined or confused. When Bottom from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" awakes and declares, "The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath not seen, man's hand is not able to taste, his tongue to conceive, nor his heart to report what my dream was" (4.1.207-10), is Shakespeare simply poking fun at Bottom's foolishness or is he testifying to the way that synesthesia can capture an ineffable experience? This course attends to moments in drama and literature where the senses fail or mingle in order to ask a series of questions: What can an understanding of philosophical and scientific studies about bodily sensation reveal about literary texts and, conversely, what can literary texts add to those philosophical and scientific discourses of the senses? Beyond their role in defining the material world, can the senses help define the immaterial? Readings in the fields of (introductory) neuroscience and phenomenology supplement literary texts by Shakespeare, Samuel Beckett, Sarah Ruhl, Mary Zimmerman, Raymond Carver, and/or others. (HL) Pickett. ENGL 413-02: Senior Research and Writing: Ethnic Fiction and the Dead (3). This seminar begins by focusing on ghosts, visions, and memories of the dead in novels and stories by African-American and Caribbean women. Students are welcome to explore the topic in writings by men and women from many traditions: Native American, Asian, Latino. The objective is to place each author's treatment of the dead within its cultural context. Authors to be used as a starting point include Paule Marshall, Toni Morrison, Maryse Conde, and Zora Neale Hurston. (HL) Brodie. ENGL 413-03: Senior Research and Writing: Revenge: From Aeschylus and the Old Testament to Tarantino (3). The revenge plot has been popular and powerful dramatic genre from Greek classical drama (the tales of murderous vengeance in Agamemnon's family when he returns from Troy) and the Old Testament (the episode of the rape of Dinah) all the way to campy but gory contemporary films like Kill Bill and Sin City. Our collective reading focuses on two periods and two media: English Renaissance drama and modern film. The Renaissance saw an explosion of experimentation in dramatic form, with the revenge plot a key element, in plays such as The Spanish Tragedy, Hamlet, and The Jew of Malta. More recently, films as varied as The Godfather, True Grit, Hard Candy, and Munich have explored the revenge theme. We sample various sub-genres of revenge--ghost stories, revenge for violence against women, marital conflict, revenge for the loss of children, and gangster violence. We consider key recurring themes such as honor, justice, madness, re-enactment, gender, and metatheater. We also study revenge plots in other cultures, such as the kabuki classic, Chushingura, the Swedish film, The Virgin Spring, and the Korean thriller, Oldboy. Students have a wide range of texts from which to choose for their capstone project. (HL) Dobin.

Fall 2014 topics:

ENGL 413-01: Senior Research and Writing: Memoir (3). This course examines 20th- and 21st-century self-writing, considering theories of selfhood within genres of fiction, memoir, and the personal essay. Concepts of memory, identity, experience, agency and audience are theorized and studied in relation to disparate texts, including the novel Gilead by Marilynne Robinson, and memoirs by Mary Karr, Deborah Miranda, and Eric Wilson. We also view self-writing as narrative, studying autobiographical texts as art forms, reading details about individual lives and historical moments primarily as crafted art forms. At the same time, we study the techniques of self-writing by analyzing individual texts in relation to specific tools writers have identified as useful to the composition of autobiography. We take all of this and apply it to the development of our own self-writing, which we practice in response to prompts that are keyed to the week's topics and generic forms. In the final third of the course, after completing a research paper on autobiographical texts, we develop a longer piece of creative self-writing that reflects the careful thinking about theories of selfhood, as well as specific writing tools, that we have studied and/or used throughout the term. (HL) Gertz ENGL 413-02: Senior Research and Writing: Queering the Text (3). Does text have a gender or sexuality? Or does text both embody and challenge socio-political norms? One of the aims of this seminar is to investigate the inherent queerness of text and the textuality of queerness. Reading select texts across historical periods, we ask whether postmodern constructs of sexuality and gender inform or problematize studies of premodern and early modern texts, and how race, class, and culture complicate notions of the queer. We learn how to engage in practices of queering, a la Raymond Williams, through a series of keywords: desire, friendship, romance (and "bromance"), performativity, author, reader, time, normativity, marriage, conduct, reproduction, the abject, and happiness. Short primary texts may include works by Geoffrey Chaucer, Chrétien de Troyes, William Shakespeare, Walt Whitman, Henry James, Gertrude Stein, Truman Capote, and Carson McCullers. Queer theorists may include Michel Foucault, Eve Sedgwick, Judith Butler, Wayne Koestenbaum, Jack Halberstam, Lee Edelman, Gloria E. Anzaldúa, and José Esteban Muñoz. Students compile a portfolio of reading responses in the first half of the seminar as preparation for their individual guided research project. (HL) Kao ENGL 413-03: Senior Research and Writing: Cultural Conflicts in the American West (3). In this section, we study a few key texts about the American West and then see what else each student wants to explore. There are many cultural conflicts from which to choose and wonderful texts about these conflicts in many genres. Among the conflicting groups are American Indians, Hispanics, Asians, and white Europeans, all fighting for their land, families, names, ethnic identities, histories, culture, economic livelihood, and virtually everything else human beings can fight for. Although we focus on literature, we also explore these conflicts historically and politically, grappling with the challenges of dealing with them today. (HL) Smout  

Senior Research and Writing

ENGL 413 - Brodie, Laura F.

A collaborative group research and writing project for senior majors, conducted in supervising faculty members' areas of expertise, with directed independent study culminating in a substantial final project. Possible topics include poetic voice, ecocriticism, literature and psychology, material conditions of authorship, and modern Irish studies.

Winter 2015 topics:

ENGL 413-01: Senior Research and Writing: Synesthesia: Cognition, Literature, and the Senses (3). Synesthesia is both a literary device and a neurological condition; in both cases, multiple senses are conjoined or confused. When Bottom from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" awakes and declares, "The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath not seen, man's hand is not able to taste, his tongue to conceive, nor his heart to report what my dream was" (4.1.207-10), is Shakespeare simply poking fun at Bottom's foolishness or is he testifying to the way that synesthesia can capture an ineffable experience? This course attends to moments in drama and literature where the senses fail or mingle in order to ask a series of questions: What can an understanding of philosophical and scientific studies about bodily sensation reveal about literary texts and, conversely, what can literary texts add to those philosophical and scientific discourses of the senses? Beyond their role in defining the material world, can the senses help define the immaterial? Readings in the fields of (introductory) neuroscience and phenomenology supplement literary texts by Shakespeare, Samuel Beckett, Sarah Ruhl, Mary Zimmerman, Raymond Carver, and/or others. (HL) Pickett. ENGL 413-02: Senior Research and Writing: Ethnic Fiction and the Dead (3). This seminar begins by focusing on ghosts, visions, and memories of the dead in novels and stories by African-American and Caribbean women. Students are welcome to explore the topic in writings by men and women from many traditions: Native American, Asian, Latino. The objective is to place each author's treatment of the dead within its cultural context. Authors to be used as a starting point include Paule Marshall, Toni Morrison, Maryse Conde, and Zora Neale Hurston. (HL) Brodie. ENGL 413-03: Senior Research and Writing: Revenge: From Aeschylus and the Old Testament to Tarantino (3). The revenge plot has been popular and powerful dramatic genre from Greek classical drama (the tales of murderous vengeance in Agamemnon's family when he returns from Troy) and the Old Testament (the episode of the rape of Dinah) all the way to campy but gory contemporary films like Kill Bill and Sin City. Our collective reading focuses on two periods and two media: English Renaissance drama and modern film. The Renaissance saw an explosion of experimentation in dramatic form, with the revenge plot a key element, in plays such as The Spanish Tragedy, Hamlet, and The Jew of Malta. More recently, films as varied as The Godfather, True Grit, Hard Candy, and Munich have explored the revenge theme. We sample various sub-genres of revenge--ghost stories, revenge for violence against women, marital conflict, revenge for the loss of children, and gangster violence. We consider key recurring themes such as honor, justice, madness, re-enactment, gender, and metatheater. We also study revenge plots in other cultures, such as the kabuki classic, Chushingura, the Swedish film, The Virgin Spring, and the Korean thriller, Oldboy. Students have a wide range of texts from which to choose for their capstone project. (HL) Dobin.

Fall 2014 topics:

ENGL 413-01: Senior Research and Writing: Memoir (3). This course examines 20th- and 21st-century self-writing, considering theories of selfhood within genres of fiction, memoir, and the personal essay. Concepts of memory, identity, experience, agency and audience are theorized and studied in relation to disparate texts, including the novel Gilead by Marilynne Robinson, and memoirs by Mary Karr, Deborah Miranda, and Eric Wilson. We also view self-writing as narrative, studying autobiographical texts as art forms, reading details about individual lives and historical moments primarily as crafted art forms. At the same time, we study the techniques of self-writing by analyzing individual texts in relation to specific tools writers have identified as useful to the composition of autobiography. We take all of this and apply it to the development of our own self-writing, which we practice in response to prompts that are keyed to the week's topics and generic forms. In the final third of the course, after completing a research paper on autobiographical texts, we develop a longer piece of creative self-writing that reflects the careful thinking about theories of selfhood, as well as specific writing tools, that we have studied and/or used throughout the term. (HL) Gertz ENGL 413-02: Senior Research and Writing: Queering the Text (3). Does text have a gender or sexuality? Or does text both embody and challenge socio-political norms? One of the aims of this seminar is to investigate the inherent queerness of text and the textuality of queerness. Reading select texts across historical periods, we ask whether postmodern constructs of sexuality and gender inform or problematize studies of premodern and early modern texts, and how race, class, and culture complicate notions of the queer. We learn how to engage in practices of queering, a la Raymond Williams, through a series of keywords: desire, friendship, romance (and "bromance"), performativity, author, reader, time, normativity, marriage, conduct, reproduction, the abject, and happiness. Short primary texts may include works by Geoffrey Chaucer, Chrétien de Troyes, William Shakespeare, Walt Whitman, Henry James, Gertrude Stein, Truman Capote, and Carson McCullers. Queer theorists may include Michel Foucault, Eve Sedgwick, Judith Butler, Wayne Koestenbaum, Jack Halberstam, Lee Edelman, Gloria E. Anzaldúa, and José Esteban Muñoz. Students compile a portfolio of reading responses in the first half of the seminar as preparation for their individual guided research project. (HL) Kao ENGL 413-03: Senior Research and Writing: Cultural Conflicts in the American West (3). In this section, we study a few key texts about the American West and then see what else each student wants to explore. There are many cultural conflicts from which to choose and wonderful texts about these conflicts in many genres. Among the conflicting groups are American Indians, Hispanics, Asians, and white Europeans, all fighting for their land, families, names, ethnic identities, histories, culture, economic livelihood, and virtually everything else human beings can fight for. Although we focus on literature, we also explore these conflicts historically and politically, grappling with the challenges of dealing with them today. (HL) Smout  

Senior Research and Writing

ENGL 413 - Dobin, Howard N. (Hank)

A collaborative group research and writing project for senior majors, conducted in supervising faculty members' areas of expertise, with directed independent study culminating in a substantial final project. Possible topics include poetic voice, ecocriticism, literature and psychology, material conditions of authorship, and modern Irish studies.

Winter 2015 topics:

ENGL 413-01: Senior Research and Writing: Synesthesia: Cognition, Literature, and the Senses (3). Synesthesia is both a literary device and a neurological condition; in both cases, multiple senses are conjoined or confused. When Bottom from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" awakes and declares, "The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath not seen, man's hand is not able to taste, his tongue to conceive, nor his heart to report what my dream was" (4.1.207-10), is Shakespeare simply poking fun at Bottom's foolishness or is he testifying to the way that synesthesia can capture an ineffable experience? This course attends to moments in drama and literature where the senses fail or mingle in order to ask a series of questions: What can an understanding of philosophical and scientific studies about bodily sensation reveal about literary texts and, conversely, what can literary texts add to those philosophical and scientific discourses of the senses? Beyond their role in defining the material world, can the senses help define the immaterial? Readings in the fields of (introductory) neuroscience and phenomenology supplement literary texts by Shakespeare, Samuel Beckett, Sarah Ruhl, Mary Zimmerman, Raymond Carver, and/or others. (HL) Pickett. ENGL 413-02: Senior Research and Writing: Ethnic Fiction and the Dead (3). This seminar begins by focusing on ghosts, visions, and memories of the dead in novels and stories by African-American and Caribbean women. Students are welcome to explore the topic in writings by men and women from many traditions: Native American, Asian, Latino. The objective is to place each author's treatment of the dead within its cultural context. Authors to be used as a starting point include Paule Marshall, Toni Morrison, Maryse Conde, and Zora Neale Hurston. (HL) Brodie. ENGL 413-03: Senior Research and Writing: Revenge: From Aeschylus and the Old Testament to Tarantino (3). The revenge plot has been popular and powerful dramatic genre from Greek classical drama (the tales of murderous vengeance in Agamemnon's family when he returns from Troy) and the Old Testament (the episode of the rape of Dinah) all the way to campy but gory contemporary films like Kill Bill and Sin City. Our collective reading focuses on two periods and two media: English Renaissance drama and modern film. The Renaissance saw an explosion of experimentation in dramatic form, with the revenge plot a key element, in plays such as The Spanish Tragedy, Hamlet, and The Jew of Malta. More recently, films as varied as The Godfather, True Grit, Hard Candy, and Munich have explored the revenge theme. We sample various sub-genres of revenge--ghost stories, revenge for violence against women, marital conflict, revenge for the loss of children, and gangster violence. We consider key recurring themes such as honor, justice, madness, re-enactment, gender, and metatheater. We also study revenge plots in other cultures, such as the kabuki classic, Chushingura, the Swedish film, The Virgin Spring, and the Korean thriller, Oldboy. Students have a wide range of texts from which to choose for their capstone project. (HL) Dobin.

Fall 2014 topics:

ENGL 413-01: Senior Research and Writing: Memoir (3). This course examines 20th- and 21st-century self-writing, considering theories of selfhood within genres of fiction, memoir, and the personal essay. Concepts of memory, identity, experience, agency and audience are theorized and studied in relation to disparate texts, including the novel Gilead by Marilynne Robinson, and memoirs by Mary Karr, Deborah Miranda, and Eric Wilson. We also view self-writing as narrative, studying autobiographical texts as art forms, reading details about individual lives and historical moments primarily as crafted art forms. At the same time, we study the techniques of self-writing by analyzing individual texts in relation to specific tools writers have identified as useful to the composition of autobiography. We take all of this and apply it to the development of our own self-writing, which we practice in response to prompts that are keyed to the week's topics and generic forms. In the final third of the course, after completing a research paper on autobiographical texts, we develop a longer piece of creative self-writing that reflects the careful thinking about theories of selfhood, as well as specific writing tools, that we have studied and/or used throughout the term. (HL) Gertz ENGL 413-02: Senior Research and Writing: Queering the Text (3). Does text have a gender or sexuality? Or does text both embody and challenge socio-political norms? One of the aims of this seminar is to investigate the inherent queerness of text and the textuality of queerness. Reading select texts across historical periods, we ask whether postmodern constructs of sexuality and gender inform or problematize studies of premodern and early modern texts, and how race, class, and culture complicate notions of the queer. We learn how to engage in practices of queering, a la Raymond Williams, through a series of keywords: desire, friendship, romance (and "bromance"), performativity, author, reader, time, normativity, marriage, conduct, reproduction, the abject, and happiness. Short primary texts may include works by Geoffrey Chaucer, Chrétien de Troyes, William Shakespeare, Walt Whitman, Henry James, Gertrude Stein, Truman Capote, and Carson McCullers. Queer theorists may include Michel Foucault, Eve Sedgwick, Judith Butler, Wayne Koestenbaum, Jack Halberstam, Lee Edelman, Gloria E. Anzaldúa, and José Esteban Muñoz. Students compile a portfolio of reading responses in the first half of the seminar as preparation for their individual guided research project. (HL) Kao ENGL 413-03: Senior Research and Writing: Cultural Conflicts in the American West (3). In this section, we study a few key texts about the American West and then see what else each student wants to explore. There are many cultural conflicts from which to choose and wonderful texts about these conflicts in many genres. Among the conflicting groups are American Indians, Hispanics, Asians, and white Europeans, all fighting for their land, families, names, ethnic identities, histories, culture, economic livelihood, and virtually everything else human beings can fight for. Although we focus on literature, we also explore these conflicts historically and politically, grappling with the challenges of dealing with them today. (HL) Smout  

Internship in Literary Editing with Shenandoah

ENGL 453 - Smith, Rodney T.

An apprenticeship in editing for one or more students each 12-week term with the editor of Shenandoah , Washington and Lee's literary magazine. Students are instructed in and assist in these facets of the editor's work: evaluation of manuscripts, proofreading/copyediting, the arrangement of work within an issue, selection of cover art, composing contributor's notes, responding to queries, and issuing news releases. Interns also work toward an understanding of the role of journals in contemporary literature. May be applied once to the English major or Creative Writing Minor and repeated for a maximum of six additional elective credits, as long as the specific projects undertaken are different.

Honors Thesis

ENGL 493 - Brodie, Laura F.

A summary of prerequisites and requirements may be obtained at the English Department website (english.wlu.edu).

Honors Thesis

ENGL 493 - Gavaler, Christopher P. (Chris)

A summary of prerequisites and requirements may be obtained at the English Department website (english.wlu.edu).

Honors Thesis

ENGL 493 - Miranda, Deborah A.

A summary of prerequisites and requirements may be obtained at the English Department website (english.wlu.edu).

Honors Thesis

ENGL 493 - Smout, Kary

A summary of prerequisites and requirements may be obtained at the English Department website (english.wlu.edu).

Honors Thesis

ENGL 493 - Wheeler, Lesley M.

A summary of prerequisites and requirements may be obtained at the English Department website (english.wlu.edu).