Approved Course Proposals (Variable Topic Courses)
Undergraduate Curriculum Committee

Updated 9/2018 by M. Franks

ENGL 4/5106 Genre
Arthurian Literature (Haught)
Autobiography (Hipchen)
Black Speculative Fiction (Boyd)
Epic (Pearson)
Film Noir (Mock, Umminger)
Ghost Stories (Haught)
Gothic (Crafton)
Humor (Casper)
Non-Fiction Prose (Erben)
Romance (Haught)
Satire (Miller)
Time Travel (Haught)
Western (Mock)

ENGL 4/5109 Film As Literature
1970s (Mock)
A Knight at the Movies (Haught)
Adapting the Victorians (Mitchell)
African-American Cinema (Boyd, Masters)
Becoming Cyborg (Crafton)
Brains, Athletes, Basket Cases, Princesses, and Criminals: Kids on Film (Insenga)
Early America at the Movies (Erben)
Film Adaptations of African American Literary Texts
Film and the Novel: A Study in Adaptation
Horror Film (Mock)
Images of Addiction (Mock)
It’s Alive: Frankenstein on Film (Crafton)
Just Whistlin' Dixie?: The Celluloid South (Insenga)
Language (Un)Bound: Representations of Language on Film (Harrison)
Lost and Found Footage (Insenga)

ENGL 4/5170 African-American Literature
Early African American Literature (Boyd)
Neo-Slave Narratives (Umminger)
The Harlem Renaissance (Boyd)
Twentieth-Century African American Novel (Boyd)

ENGL 4/5180 Studies in Regional Literature
Antebellum Southern Literature (Newton)
Literature of the West (MacComb)
Southern Literature (Hendricks)
Southern Women Writers (Harrison)

ENGL 4/5185 Studies in Literature by Women
American Intersections (Harrison)
British Women Novelists (Mitchell)
Feminist Experiments (Harrison)
Reading Black, Reading Feminist: Black Women Writers (Boyd)
Sentiment and Subversion in American Fiction (MacComb)
The Sign of Angellica: The Body (Politic) in British Literature by Women (Crafton)
Women’s Voices, Women’s Lives: Life Writing by Women (Hipchen)

ENGL 4/5188 Individual Authors
Aphra Behn (Miller)
Benjamin Franklin (Erben)
Brontes (Mitchell)
Christopher Marlowe (Pearson)
Daniel Defoe (Miller)
Edgar Allan Poe (Newton)
Edith Wharton
Eudora Welty (Harrison)
Geoffrey Chaucer
Hunter S. Thompson (Hipchen)
J. M. Coetzee (Miller)
Jane Austen (Crafton)
John Milton
Langston Hughes (Boyd)
Margaret Atwood (Harrison)
Mark Twain (MacComb)
Ralph Ellison (Boyd)
Sarah Waters (Miller)
Shakespeare For Teachers (Pearson)
Sylvia Plath (Davidson)
Tennessee Williams
Thomas Hardy
Toni Morrison (Masters)
Virginia Woolf (Mitchell, Franks)
William Blake
William Faulkner (Hendricks)
William Shakespeare

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

ENGL 4/5310 Studies in Literary Theory
Literary Theory
Southern Feminism (Harrison)
Translation and Its Discontents (Davidson)

ENGL 4/5385 Special Topics
21st Century Literature (Umminger)
A World Made of Words: Studies in Native American Literature (Newton)
Adoption in Literature and Culture (Hipchen)
Black Speculative Fiction (Boyd)
Bodies of Horror: Gothic Literature and Film (Crafton)
Dirty Words: The Literature of Toxicity, Disease, and Global Filth (Davidson)
English Witch Plays (Pearson)
Gothic America (MacComb)
Hazardous Materials: Toxicity, Pollution, Contamination, and Waste (Davidson)
History of Ephemera (Miller)
Literature and Culture of the Restoration (Miller)
Masculinity and Materialism (Miller)
Post 9/11 Literature (Umminger)
Professing Teacherhood: Reading the Culture of Reading Teachers (Insenga)
Queer Theory and the Fictions of Empire (Franks)
Science and Literature/Translating Science (Miller)
Sensation and the Supernatural in British Fiction (Miller)
Shakespeare on Film (Pearson)
The American Captivity Narrative: Victims, Victors, & Vanquishers (Harrison)
The Un-virtuous Republic: Tropes of Transgression in the Early American Novel (Erben)
Tolkein (Haught)
Vamps and Revamps:  British Women's Literature (Insenga)