New and Upcoming Classes!

These courses are not listed in the graduate course catalog yet, but will be available for PhD students to register for in the future.

LCS = Literary and Cultural Studies

TMS = Technology and Media Studies

RWD = Rhetoric, Writing, and Discourse Studies

New Courses!

These courses are numbered courses that are in Banner and will appear in the Graduate Catalog in 2019-2020.

ENGL 803 TECHNOLOGIES OF THE BOOK (LCS/TMS)

This course explores the history and future of the book, print technology, the way books are made, shared, collected, preserved, and discarded, and the status of the book within larger information systems—archives, libraries, and private collections—in the digital age. How do we reconceive the book and its place in the increasingly digital cultural archive?

ENGL 826 THE BRITISH PERIODICAL PRESS (LCS)

A study of the British periodical press from the 1700s to c.1900 as an archival object revealing the life and culture of the Enlightenment, Romantic, and Victorian Eras. The course considers the sociocultural function of newspapers, monthlies, annuals, and serial novels, and critiques material and digital archival work.

ENGL 832 DIGITAL ACTIVISMS (TMS)

An exploration of the diffuse and disparate methods and practices of contemporary digital activism.

ENGL 854 CULTURAL STUDIES (LCS)

A study of the historical formation of cultural studies and the theoretical principles that underwrote its emergence, development, and institutional adaptation.

ENGL 856 POCAHONTAS UNPLUGGED (LCS)

An investigation of the cultural discourse surrounding the figure of Pocahontas in Early American literature and history, observing its construction within the dominant archive and its performance over a period of four centuries. Also seeks to understand Pocahontas from within local indigenous traditions and a larger network of indigenous agency.

Courses Coming Soon!

These courses have been approved by the program and the department, but are not yet in Banner nor in the catalog.

ENGL 802 ARCHIVAL THEORY AND METHODS (LCS/TMS)

An introduction to archival research, this course lays the ground for an expansive discussion of the concept of the archive as both a repository and a generator of knowledge. The course explores the rapidly expanding world of digital archives, the practical, critical, and ethical implications of dealing with archival materials, querying how archival knowledge is produced.

ENGL 831 CRITICAL GAME STUDIES (TMS/RWD)

Focusing on computer games and similar forms of digital production, this course will broach the doubled question of how we play with technology and of how, conversely, technology plays with us. This course will examine how computer games function ideologically, rhetorically, pedagogically, and technologically to produce us as subjects and how we, as subjects, struggle rhetorically, ideologically, and pedagogically to produce computer games as sites of value.