ENG479 201902 Undergraduate

Term: 
Winter 2020
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 F19; checking email
Department Section Description: 

Major Authors: Aphra Behn is an examination of this important writer who dominated London theatre in the 1670s and 80s, invented the English novel, translated philosophic and scientific works, protested the slave trade, and wrote romantic and satiric poetry of sparkling wit and sensitivity, including poems expressing love between women. Behn is especially important to study with regard to issues of politics, power, and gender equity; the emerging new scientific knowledge of her time; and early-modern conceptions of feminism, race, gender, sexuality, and sexual orientation. Work for the course will include a midterm, a reading journal, an in-class presentation, and a final project. 

Fulfills: 

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.

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.
 

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.

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.

Title: 
Major Authors: Hemingway and Fitzgerald
Instructors: 

Henry Wonham

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  • Title: Professor
  • Additional Title:
  • Phone: 541-346-3918
  • Office: 274 PLC
  • Office Hours: Fall Term: Tuesday & Thursday 1:30-3pm
Department Section Description: 

This advanced seminar will expose students to some of the major fiction of two of the twentieth-century’s most influential American writers, Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Students will submit a weekly response paper and will generate an independent research project at the end of the term.

Fulfills: 

C-Literature 1789-Present

Literature, 1789 to the present courses focus on literary work produced over more than two centuries -- from the period of British romanticism and the early republic of the United States up to now -- 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.

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.
 

Old Major: C-Literature 1789-Present

Literature, 1789 to the present courses focus on literary work produced over more than two centuries -- from the period of British romanticism and the early republic of the United States up to now -- 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.