Literary Studies (LITS)

LITS 510 Comparative Approaches to Lit3 Credit hours   

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.

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LITS 520 Creative Wrtng/Pract Criticism3 Credit hours   

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.

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LITS 522 Selected Topics in Writing3 Credit hours   

The study of selected topics in writing (e.g., the expository essay, screen-writing, techniques of editing, etc.)

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LITS 540 Studies in Mythology/Folklore1-6 Credit hours   

Selected topics in mythology and folklore (e.g., folk drama, folk tale, folk art). May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours.

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LITS 580 Literature for Teachers3 Credit hours   

Study and appreciation of selected works with special reference to the high school curriculum.

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LITS 600 Sel Topics in Literary Studies1-6 Credit hours   
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LITS 615 Modern Southern Literature3 Credit hours   

Course surveys important figures in Southern literature since the Southern Literary Renaissance of the 1920's and the Agrarian and Fugitive Movements.

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LITS 625 Shakespeare:Text,Stage & Film3 Credit hours   

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.

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LITS 636 Lit/Soc in Late 18 C England3 Credit hours   

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.

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LITS 660 Modern Irish Novel3 Credit hours   

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.

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LITS 662 20th C Irish Drama3 Credit hours   

From the founding of the Abbey Theatre to the present, this course traces the development of Irish drama as art form and culture artifact.

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LITS 670 Contemporary World Fiction3 Credit hours   

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.

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