Summer 2011 Courses: Graduate Level
First 5-Week Summer "F" (May 31, 2011 - July 7, 2011)
ENG 5053.01F: Topics in Literary Genres: Modern Poetry
Instructor: Bonnie Lyons
Class Time: MTWRF 9:15 - 10:45 a.m.
Class Location: MB 1.104
Using the Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry Vol.1 Modern Poetry, (ISBN: 0-393-977912-9) we will study some poems written by important modern poets: Whitman, Dickinson, Hardy, Yeats, Frost, Stevens , Williams, Lawrence, Eliot, cummings, and Langston Hughes.
Take- home midterm, take-home final exam, and one oral presentation accompanied by a general, useful, annotated secondary bibliography for one poet.
- Tuesday May 31-introduction
- W June 1-and Th June 2-Whitman
- F June 3 and M June 6-Dickinson
- T June 7 Hardy
- W, Th,F June 8,9,10-Yeats
- M and T June 13 and 14-Frost
- W and Th June 15 and 16 Stevens
- Fri June 17 and M June 20-Williams
- (Take-home midterm handed out on F June 17 and due at the beginning of class M June 20)
- T and W June 21 and 22-Lawrence
- Th, F and M June 23, 24,27 Eliot
- June 28 and 29 cummings
- June 30 and July 1 Hughes
- July 5 catch up, if necessary
- Take home final exam given out on F July 1
ENG 5613.01F: 19th-Century American Literature
Instructor: Jeanne Reesman
Class Time: MTWRF 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Class Location: MB 1.104
This graduate seminar surveys 19th-century American literature of several genres. Major as well as emerging authors are covered, and multiple literary critical and historical approaches will be used in class. Intensive reading and discussion as well as research. Particular emphasis upon the literary movements of romanticism, realism, and naturalism.
One research-based paper of 12 pages; one prospectus for the paper (3 pages). Two in-class reports. Take-home midterm examination.
- Norton Anthology of American Literature, 7th edition, Volume B., 1820-1865, ed. Nina Baym et al. (Norton 2007), 9780393927405
- Norton Anthology of American Literature, 7th edition, Volume C., 1865-1914, ed. Nina Baym et al. (Norton, 2007), 978-0-393-92741-2
- Reports: 10%
- Midterm: 30%
- Prospectus: 20%
- Paper: 40%
ENG 6973.01F / 4953.01F: Special Topics: Topics in Latino Studies: The Folklore of Spain and Texas
Instructor: Norma Cantú
Class Time: June 10 - July 1 in Toledo, Spain
Class Location: Universidad de Castilla La Mancha (UCLM), Toledo, Spain
Designed as a study abroad course, this class requires readings, lectures, field trips.
- Norma Cantú and Olga Najera Ramirez, Chicana Traditions("Introduction" and selected essays).
- Elliot Oring, Folklore Genres, 'Introduction" (selected chapters).
- View and Study selected web sites such as Cristina Rodero’s Spanish festival photos and Al Rendon’s festival potos (here and here).
- Dorothy Noyes, Fiesta in the Plaza
- Caro Baroja, Julio. Various Essays in Spanish
Course Assignments for Grades
Participants will write:
- ENG 6973 students: A long 20-25 page essay due July 8, 2011.
- ENG 4973 students: A 10-12 page essay due July 8, 2011
- Keep a field notes journal and a reading journal.
- 5 short reflection papers