ENG479 201803 Undergraduate

Term: 
Spring 2019
Course: 
ENG 479
Applies To: 
Undergraduate
Sections: 
Title: 
Major Authors: Aphra Behn
Instructors: 

Dianne Dugaw

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  • Title: Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-1496
  • Office: 458 PLC
  • Office Hours: Not teaching winter term; no office hours
Department Section Description: 

Major British Writers: Aphra Behn is an examination of this important writer who dominated London theatre in the 1670s, invented the English novel, translated philosophic and scientific works, protested the slave trade, and wrote romantic and satiric poetry of sparkling wit and sensitivity. She is especially important to study with regard to issues of power, the new knowledge of science, feminism, race, gender, sexuality, and sexual orientation. Work for the course will include a midterm, reading journal, in-class presentation, and a final project.

Fulfills: 

Old Major: B-Literature 1500-1789

Literature, 1500-1789 courses focus on writings during the period of European exploration and colonization -- from the early English Renaissance to the late eighteenth-century -- in order to foster familiarity with key works in British and American literary history.  Literary history illustrates how literary works reflect, address, and resist the social and political environments in which they are produced as well as other works that have preceded them.  The study of early periods in particular sensitizes readers to historical transformations of the language itself.

B-Literature 1500-1789

Literature, 1500-1789 courses focus on writings during the period of European exploration and colonization -- from the early English Renaissance to the late eighteenth-century -- in order to foster familiarity with key works in British and American literary history.  Literary history illustrates how literary works reflect, address, and resist the social and political environments in which they are produced as well as other works that have preceded them.  The study of early periods in particular sensitizes readers to historical transformations of the language itself.

Old Major: E-Folklore, Ethnic & Women's Literature

Folklore/Ethnic/Women’s Literature courses focus on works  in Folklore, ethnic American writing, and writing by women.

F-Gender/Ability/Queer Studies/Sexuality

Gender, Ability, Queer Studies, and/or Sexuality courses focus on the ways that issues of sexuality, gender, queerness, and disability are represented, critiqued, and developed in media and literature.

English Minor

English Minor courses offer students centuries of cultural experience and representation in poetry, prose, drama, film, TV, new media, and folk artifacts.  The English minor can focus and extend the values of a liberal arts education, while also providing extensive training in writing, speaking, and critical thinking.