Summer 2012 Courses: 3000-Level
ENG 3073: Young Adult Literature
Instructor: Eva Pohler
Class Times: MTWRF 2:30-4:00PM
The course will present you with the history of young adult literature and criticism, with the way young adult literature has been classified, with a number of popular texts classified as young adult literature and the secondary discussions surrounding them, and with tips to improve skills in literary analysis.
- O’Dell, Scott. Island of the Blue Dolphins.
- Golding, William. Lord of the Flies.
- Orwell, George. Animal Farm.
- Lowry, Lois. The Giver.
- Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit.
- Carroll, Lewis, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.
Surprise Quizzes, Reading Exam I, Reading Exam II, Paper I, Paper II
ENG 3233.001: Shakespeare: The Late Plays
Instructor: Mark Bayer
Class Time: Maymester 2012
English 3233 provides an introduction to Shakespearean drama through careful reading of representative plays from several different genres from the later part of his career. There are of course many commonalities between the early and late plays suggesting that a sharp distinction between the two and the precise date of the transition is somewhat forced and imposed by scholars much later. There are, however, several features of the later plays that make them worthy of special consideration as a unit. We will notice, for instance, that Shakespeare during this period seemed to develop a keen and reflexive sense of his own art and the power of theatre to influence the social world in numerous ways. In this course, we will pay special attention to the content and form of these texts but also to the original conditions under which they were performed as well as their social, economic, and political contexts, the networks of patronage, readership, and often collaborative authorship that led to their production, as well as their function in today’s literary and cultural marketplace.
- Stephen Greenblatt et. al, Eds. The Norton Shakespeare.
Two examinations, one 6-8 page paper, and a series of short quizzes on the plays