Spring 2015 Courses: Graduate Level


ENG 5053-001 / ENG 6063-002: Native American Autobiography

Instructor: Annette Portillo
Class Time: Wednesdays 6:00p.m. - 8:45p.m.
Class Location: MB 2.404

ENG 5133-001: Development of Rhetoric and Composition

Instructor: Sue Hum
Class Time: Mondays 6:00p.m. - 8:45p.m.
Class Location: MB 2.316

Course Description
This course introduces issues and problems that thread themselves through the field as in the past forty years: the rise of composition as a discipline, the revival of interest in classical rhetoric on composition, the development of process pedagogy, the interwoven yet sometimes opposing aims of composition courses (personal narrative, civic discourse, academic voice, communication across the disciplines, etc.). These issues and problems highlight the complex, dynamic, inter-related roles of teachers, the needs of students, and the demands of institutions.
This course seeks to explore the history and tensions as the field developed into a viable profession.
Note: ENG 5133 is a required course for the Graduate Certificate in Rhetoric and Composition.

Required Texts

  • Harris, Teaching Subject: Composition Since 1966
  • Miller, The Norton Book of Composition Studies

ENG 5513-001 / ENG 6063-001: 19th-Century British Literature

Instructor: Hannah Hudson
Class Time: Wednesdays 6:00p.m. - 8:45p.m.
Class Location: MB 2.316

ENG 5733-001: British and American Literature, 1900-1950: Degenerate Modernism

Instructor: Paul Ardoin
Class Time: Mondays 6:00p.m. - 8:45p.m.
Class Location: MH 2.01.08

Course Description
An investigation of the impact of nineteenth-century rhetorics of cultural and racial degeneration on the early twentieth-century literary imagination

Required Texts

  • Barnes, Nightwood, 0811216713
  • Beckett, More Pricks than Kicks, 9780802151377
  • Conrad, The Secret Agent, 0141441585
  • Faulkner, Absalom, Absalom!, 0679732187
  • Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, any edition
  • Eliot, The Waste Land, 0393974995

Additional Readings

  • Lewis, from Time and Western Man, Bb pdf
  • Lankester, Degeneration: A Chapter in Darwinism, UTSA lib eBook
  • Lombroso, Criminal Woman, the Prostitute, and the Normal Woman, UTSA library eBook
  • Lombroso, The Man of Genius, UTSA library eBook
  • Nordau, Degeneration, UTSA library eBook
  • Nordau, from On Art and Artists, UTSA lib eBook
  • O'Neill, The Hairy Ape, Bb pdf
  • Porter, "He," Bb pdf
  • Pound, Hugh Selwyn Mauberley
  • Shaw, The Sanity of Art, UTSA library eBook
  • Woolf, various

Recommended reading, ahead of the semester

  • Wells, The Island of Doctor Moreau
  • Wells, The Time Machine
  • Stoker, Dracula
  • Stevenson, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

ENG 5783-001: African American Literature: Revising Uncle Tom's Cabin: African American Novelists Respond

Instructor: Joycelyn Moody
Class Time: Thursdays 6:00p.m. - 8:45p.m.    
Class Location: MB 2.404

Course Description
This seminar is designed to

  • Introduce graduate students to canonical African American novels and short stories, published after/ in response to Uncle Tom's Cabin, the US Civil War, Reconstruction, and the “nadir” at the end of the nineteenth century
  • Expose students to the major rhetorical tropes and canonical features of mid-19thC African American fiction
  • Help students to identify aesthetic, cultural, and ideological foundations of later 19th-century African American traditions in fiction
  • Require students to situate themselves in seminar as raced sociopolitical beings
  • Introduce students to basic tools of archival research using material artifacts, digital collections, and newspaper databases
  • Help students to develop strategies for using archival research for scholarly inquiry
  • Strengthen students’ skills in researching, organizing, and writing academic papers
  • Strengthen students’ skills in orally presenting results of academic research

ENG 5933-001: Hurston and Harlem

Instructor: Kinitra Brooks
Class Time: Tuesdays 6:00p.m. - 8:45p.m.
Class Location: MB 2.404

ENG 6043-002: Creative Writing Fiction Pedagogy

Instructor: Catherine Kasper
Class Time: TBA
Class Location: Internet

ENG 6053-001 / ENG 7053-001: Latina/o Studies

Instructor: Sonia Saldivar-Hull
Class Time: Wednesdays 6:00p.m. - 8:45p.m.
Class Location: MB 2.316

ENG 6063-002 / ENG 7073-001: Theory and Criticism

Instructor: TBA
Class Time: Tuesdays 6:00p.m. - 8:45p.m.
Class Location: MB 2.316

See official UTSA course schedule for full list of English department offerings.


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