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Recent Seminars & Topics Courses

English department faculty teach graduate seminars and readings courses on a variety of topics. These may be designed thematically, or center on specific authors or aspects of critical theory.

Select recent 5000-level readings courses:

  • Comedy, 2013
  • Digital Perspectives, 2014
  • Fin de Siècle, 2012
  • Henry James and Literary Criticism, 2014
  • Human Rights and Society in the Context of Revolution(s), 2012
  • Introduction to Experimental African-American Poetry, 2012
  • Jane Austen & Her Contemporaries, 2011
  • Labor, Work, and Class in U.S. Literature and Film, 2015
  • Postcoloniality and Literary Theory, 2014
  • Spenser/Milton, 2013
  • Sublime Politics and the End of Existence, 2015
  • Virginia Woolf, 2012
  • War and Film, 2013
  • Work in English Culture, 2015
  • The Work of Translation: Theory, Function and Practice, 2011
  • You Bought a Guitar to Punish Your Ma–Writing About Rock and Roll Music, 2015

Select recent 8000-level seminar courses:

  • Constructing English in India and Great Britain, 2011
  • Dialectics and Dialectical Thought, 2014
  • The Document, the Archive, the Monument, the Museum, 2012
  • The Early Modern Mediterranean World, 2014
  • The Emergence of “Culture,” 2012
  • Global Shakespeare, 2015, 2012
  • The Materials of Visual Culture, 2011
  • North American Imperialisms and Colonialisms, 2013
  • The Pain of Others, 2015
  • Premodern Gender, 2013
  • Race and Performance, 2015, 2013
  • Science and Scientism in the Humanities, 2014
  • Shakespeare and Marlowe, 2013
  • Transatlantic Environmental Humanities, 2015
  • Victorian Poetry, 2012