Literary Studies (LITS)
Exploration of literature via literary movements, themes, genres, or relationship to other disciplines. Specific works will be read and discussed as examples of the announced approach.
Exploration of the possibilities for communication and expression in contemporary writing with emphasis on comprehension of structure, technique and self-criticism of the writing experience.
The study of selected topics in writing (e.g., the expository essay, screen-writing, techniques of editing, etc.)
Selected topics in mythology and folklore (e.g., folk drama, folk tale, folk art). May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours.
Study and appreciation of selected works with special reference to the high school curriculum.
Course surveys important figures in Southern literature since the Southern Literary Renaissance of the 1920's and the Agrarian and Fugitive Movements.
Focusing on selected Shakespearean plays, this course considers recent critical interpretations and explores how these have influenced stage and film productions. Contemporary adaptations of the plays will also be considered.
This course examines biographies, social, political and scientific writing, literary texts and the arts from 1750- 1800 to understand English culture and the eighteenth- century world.
This course examines the subject matter, techniques, and critical background of the maodern Anglo-Irish novel. Students will study representative examples by major novelists from the Republic and Northern Ireland.
From the founding of the Abbey Theatre to the present, this course traces the development of Irish drama as art form and culture artifact.
Contemporary works of shorter fiction from around the world offer opportunities to apply cultural critiques and comparative literary perspectives, while considering the different national and cultural traditions presented.