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500 Level Winter 2019

ENGLISH 508:  ADVANCED SEMINAR IN A LITERARY GENRE 


ENGL 508 Lecture 02: "Women and Gothic Fiction"
Instructor:  Jenny McKenney
Schedule: Tue/Thu 9:30-10:45

Description:

This course will focus on the history of Gothic fictions—especially by women writers and for women readers—from the late eighteenth century to the present.  Through early works such as Anne Radcliffe’s The Italian (1797) and Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights (1847), we will explore the ways Gothic horror expresses gendered anxieties related to maternity; domestic entrapment, slavery, and violence; and sexual desire.  Daphne Du Maurier’s Jamaica Inn (1936) and Stella Gibbons’ Cold Comfort Farm (1932) will provide opportunity to trace the development of the genre and its comic backlash in the interwar context. In the contemporary literary landscape, we will explore how the Gothic mode continues to be a productive site for expressing gendered concerns in the works of such authors as Helen Oyeyemi, Toni Morrison, and Sarah Waters.


ENGLISH 509:  ADVANCED SEMINAR IN CANADIAN LITERATURE 


ENGL 509.49 Lecture 01: "Sounding Canadian Literature"
Instructor:  Jason Wiens
Schedule: Tue/Thu 11:00-12:15

Description:

This course will approach Canadian writing through considerations around sound and audio technologies.  Students will work with existing sound archives, and produce audio recordings of Canadian writing on their own.  The course will include extensive reading in theories of sound archives and close listening practices.