2015 Summer Graduate Courses
|Session 1: May 12 through June 18
|ENGL8887||Introduction to Advanced Research||M W 2:00-4:25||Stanton|
This course asks students to contemplate the kind of literary scholar they want to be and then provides them with basic literary research tools that will help them achieve this goal. By becoming versed in bibliographical and archival methods and learning about research techniques in complimentary fields of study, students will become grounded in the basics of contemporary literary studies. Readings on academic scholarship and disciplinary methods and workshops on traditional and special library collections and internet resources define this course. Students will demonstrate their knowledge of these essentials by producing an original, archived-based research essay.
Session 2: June 22 through July 31
Contemporary Anglophone Novels from
Africa and South Asia
|M W 2-4:30||Seshadri|
In this course we will read major contemporary novels from Africa (Nigeria, Somalia, Southern Africa) and South Asia (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka) that engage directly with the experience of British Imperialism and contemporary globalization. Our concerns will be with the economic consequences of globalized political power and the ways in which creative writers and intellectuals in the developing world represent issues such as food security, environmental degradation, rapid industrialization and the onslaught of consumer values.