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Approved Course Proposals (Variable Topic Courses)
Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
Updated 10/08 (per emails)


ENGL 4/5109  Film As Literature
Film and the Novel: A Study in Adaptation
African-American Cinema
Adapting the Victorians
It’s Alive: Frankenstein on Film
Early America at the Movies

ENGL 4/5180 Studies in Regional Literature
Southern Literature (Hendricks and Hill) Am. Lit. II
Antebellum Southern Literature ( Newton) Am. Lit. I
Modern Irish Literature: Encountering the Landscapes of Identity (Doyle) Brit. Lit. II
Literature of the West Am. Lit II
Bayeux Tapestry and the Making of the Anglo-Norman World (M. Crafton) Brit. Lit. I
Southern Women Writers (Harrison)

ENGL 4/5185 Studies in Literature by Women
Sentiment and Subversion in American Fiction (MacComb)
Studies in Literature by Women—British (L. Crafton)
Women’s Voices, Women’s Lives: Life Writing by Women (Hipchen) Genre
British Women Novelists
Feminist Experiments (Harrison)

ENGL 4/5188 Individual Authors
Geoffrey Chaucer Brit. Lit I
William Shakespeare/Shakespeare For Teachers Brit. Lit I
John Milton Brit. Lit I
William Blake  Brit. Lit. II
Jane Austen Brit. Lit. II
Thomas Hardy Brit. Lit. II
Brontes (Mitchell)
George Eliot (Mitchell) Brit. Lit. II
Virginia Woolf (Mitchell) Brit. Lit. II
Benjamin Franklin (Erben) Am. Lit. I
William Faulkner Am. Lit. II
Edgar Allan Poe ( Newton) Am. Lit. I
Langston Hughes (Davidson) Am. Lit. II
Sylvia Plath (Davidson) Am. Lit. II
Tennessee Williams
Daniel Defoe
Aphra Behn
Hunter S. Thompson, King of Gonzo
Mark Twain
Edith Wharton
Eudora Welty (Harrison)
Margaret Atwood (Harrison)

ENGL 4/5300 Studies in the English Language
History of the English Language
English Grammar

ENGL 4/5310 (Studies in Literary Theory)
Literary Theory
Postmodern Poetics (Davidson)

ENGL 4384 Senior Seminar
(Re)Constructing the American Literary Canon ( Newton)
Why So Serious? Trickster Figures in Literature and Film (L. Crafton)
Regionalist Perspectives in Literature (Hendricks)
The Invention of Nature: Environment and Literature (Davidson)
This is the Way the World Ends: Apocalypse in Literature and Film (Masters)
Ritual Realities (Doyle)
Bodies and Boundaries: Reading the Body/Challenging Culture (Umminger)
Marriage and the Form of Fiction (MacComb)
Cross-Dressing Media: Literature into Film and Film into New Media (M. Crafton)
Sacred Sex: Religion and Eroticism in Literature and Culture (Erben)

ENGL 4/5385 Special Topics
A World Made of Words: Studies in Native American Literature ( Newton) Am. Lit. II
Gothic America (MacComb)
The Un-virtuous Republic: Tropes of Transgression in the Early American Novel (Erben) Am. Lit. I
Adoption in Literature and Culture (Hipchen)
Faulker and McCullers: The American South in Transition (Umminger) Am. Lit. II
Theater of the Absurd and Beyond: Lost on Stage (Doyle) Genre
Modern Humor (Umminger) Genre
Shakespeare on Film (Pearson)
English Witch Plays (Pearson)
Literature and Culture of the Restoration
Sensation and the Supernatural in British Fiction
American Captivity Narratives (Harrison)